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.

Harper Review recommends major changes to competition laws

1 April 2015

On 31 March 2015, the Competition Policy Review Panel released the much anticipated Final Report of the ‘root and branch’ review of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

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Government response to AMOU v Assistant Minister for Immigration decision

1 April 2015

The Government response to AMOU v Assistant Minister for Immigration purports to provide some certainty to offshore employers.

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Off again, on again: Foreign workers in the offshore resources sector now require visas

30 March 2015

In this In Brief we examine the decision in Australian Maritime Officers’ Union v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCAFC 45, which has major implications for offshore oil and gas employers.

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Court allows Deed Administrator to transfer shares in a company’s restructure without the consent of the shareholders

27 March 2015

Court allows Deed Administrator to transfer shares in a company’s restructure without the consent of the shareholders.

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What Queensland’s new government will mean for the resources sector

23 March 2015

As the resources sector grapples with challenging market conditions, the policies of the prevailing government have an increasingly critical impact on the industry.

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Unfair contract terms regime expected to extend to franchise agreements from 1 July

23 March 2015

On Friday 20 March 2015, Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson announced that the unfair contract terms regime contained in the ACL will be extended to protect small businesses that enter into standard form contracts.

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Uncertainty about ambiguity: The approach to contractual construction remains in dispute across Australia

23 March 2015

Despite recent decisions, there remains a dispute among Australian courts as to whether, when construing a contract’s terms, it is permissible to have regard to the surrounding circumstances of the contract before finding ambiguity in its text.

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The High Court closes the back door option for liquidators to obtain a further extension of time to bring voidable transaction proceedings

20 March 2015

The High Court has unanimously held that liquidators cannot rely on procedural court rules of a State or Territory to apply, outside the initial 3 year limit, for extensions of time to bring voidable transaction proceedings.

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Port of Darwin: Too much discretion for the regulator?

17 March 2015

The proposed regulatory framework for the Port of Darwin is set out in the Ports Management Bill 2014.

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Know thy shelf: The High Court confirms the power of the court to make shelf orders under s 588FF(3)(b) of the Corporations Act

13 March 2015

The High Court has confirmed the power of a court to extend the time for the commencement of voidable transaction proceedings, without identifying the particular transaction to which the extension would apply.

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