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.

Consultation commences on commission restrictions in life insurance

4 December 2015

The exemption from the FOFA conflicted remuneration provisions for life risk insurance products will be significantly amended from 1 July 2016 under draft legislation released by the Federal Government for consultation.

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Australia moves to introduce mandatory data breach notification

4 December 2015

Consultation begins on a bill that would require businesses and government agencies to notify affected individuals and the regulator following a serious data breach.

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Application of the Code of Banking Practice to corporate guarantors

4 December 2015

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has confirmed a corporate guarantor cannot rely on a breach of the Code of Banking Practice and that more than adoption of the Code by the financier is required to incorporate it as a contractual term.

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Competition Review: December 2015

1 December 2015

This issue includes the Federal Court decision on Jetstar and Virgin Australia ‘drip pricing’, ACCC’s concerns with the Iron Mountain proposed acquisition of Recall Holdings, as well as updates on the ihail and Sea Swift authorisations.

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Promoting fair work practices in franchisees

30 November 2015

Since the new Franchising Code of Conduct came into effect earlier this year, there has been an increased focus on franchise issues. This article explores one important issue in this regard – the role of franchisors in promoting fair work practices

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Litigation funding to commence proceedings – will recovery of costs and expenses be enough?

27 November 2015

Marsden v Screenmasters Australia provides guidance to liquidators who commence and continue proceedings, pursuant to funding arrangements, when met with arguments that the proceedings will not confer a benefit to creditors.

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Reform reprieve as minor FOFA amendments pass

26 November 2015

Resistance in the Senate has led the Federal Government to abandon many of its controversial FOFA reforms announced last year.

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Federal government releases its response to the Harper Competition Policy Review

26 November 2015

The government’s recent response to the Harper Review is generally supportive, and recognises the potential for significant gains arising from improvements to our national competition law and policy.

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Changes to Foreign Investment Regime commencing 1 December

25 November 2015

Australia’s new foreign investment regime starts on Tuesday 1 December – including the introduction of application fees.

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Local Laws and election advertising – A Constitutional question?

23 November 2015

Has the High Court decision in McCloy v New South Wales affected regulation of election advertising under local laws in Queensland?

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