Publications

Corrs produce a range of publications to keep you informed on legal developments that may affect your business, industry and environment. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their breadth of knowledge and draw from diverse experiences to deliver content that is timely and targeted.

Victorian EPA seeks to clarify the framework for the reuse of prescribed industrial waste

12 April 2016

The EPA has recognised a lack of clarity in the current provisions in the Regulations relating to beneficial reuse of prescribed industrial waste (PIW) - ie certain waste from industrial and commercial activities that has characteristics or contains

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What’s Up Doc? A practical guide to directing employees to undergo medical assessments

11 April 2016

In this article, we provides some practical tips on when and how an employer can lawfully direct an employee to undergo a medical assessment.

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The resurrection of the ‘avoid, minimise, offset’ hierarchy: proposed reforms to tighten native vegetation controls in Victoria

8 April 2016

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has recently released a consultation paper setting out a number of proposed reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions. These reforms would introduce a greater degree of rigour to th

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Trusted to distribute – Court provides guidance for liquidator on character of sale proceeds

8 April 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the recent decision of the Federal Court which concerned the proper distribution of sale proceeds and whether those proceeds comprised part of the “property of the company”.

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Australian Agriculture Investment Update - March 2016

6 April 2016

Welcome to the March 2016 edition of the Australian Agriculture Investment Update, a quarterly publication prepared by Corrs Chambers Westgarth for clients and contacts who are interested in investment activity in the Australian agriculture sector.

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“Quick and dirty” adjudication; it is quick but there is a limit to how dirty

4 April 2016

In the recent decision of BGC Contracting Pty Ltd v Citygate Properties Pty Ltd [2016] WASC 88, the Supreme Court of Western Australia quashed two adjudication determinations made by the same adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act (WA) 2004

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ASIC Release Guidance on Marketplace lending

4 April 2016

ASIC has issued an information sheet (INFO 213) to provide guidance on the regulatory requirements that apply to peer-to-peer lending programs that necessitate the adoption of a managed investment scheme business model.

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Unreasonable director-related transactions – liquidators bear the onus of proof

1 April 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Crowe-Maxwell v Frost [2016] NSWCA 46 in which the Court held that a liquidator did not discharge his onus of proving relevant transactions were unreasonable director-related transactions

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APRA releases further consultation package on Level 3 Group Framework

31 March 2016

APRA has released for consultation clarification to the governance and risk management components of the framework for supervision of Level 3 groups

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Financial services providers beware: Results from ASIC’s latest enforcement report

31 March 2016

19 criminal and 43 civil cases are currently before the Courts with ASIC taking enforcement action for breaches of financial services law including for unlicensed conduct, dishonest conduct and misleading statements.

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