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.

Financial System Inquiry - Interim Report released with no real surprises

15 July 2014

The Committee led by David Murray which is undertaking the Financial System Inquiry has today released its Interim Report.

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July 2014 Mining Sector Update

15 July 2014

This edition includes discussions on the new overlapping tenure regime proposed by the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Bill 2014 (Qld), as well as on a new mine approved in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.

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The health star rating system style guide and calculator - The basics

14 July 2014

On 27 June 2014 the Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation agreed to the implementation of an amended version of the front of pack Health Star Rating System, with the system’s website to be launched in August 2014.

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Pizza Hut franchisees unsuccessful in first attempt to restrain franchisor from imposing lower prices

14 July 2014

The Federal Court recently declined to grant 80 Pizza Hut franchisees an interlocutory injunction restraining the franchisor from implementing a marketing strategy that would set maximum prices and reduce the range of products available.

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Draft Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination in NSW

14 July 2014

Section 60 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW) (CLM Act) provides a framework for the reporting of contamination to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) where that contamination meets certain threshold requirements.

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Owning a former landfill - On the nose or a walk in the park?

11 July 2014

Practices associated with owning and operating landfills have changed considerably over time.

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How to access funds under the government’s proposed Emissions Reduction Fund

11 July 2014

The Government’s plan to replace the carbon pricing mechanism with its Direct Action Plan took a step forward on 18 June 2014 with the introduction to Parliament of the Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014.

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Setting the Bar: Assessing the impact of the Raising the Bar amendments on trade mark opposition practice

11 July 2014

This article offers a preliminary assessment of the impact of the reforms and evaluates the Office’s approach to the efficiency/fairness balancing exercise.

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Secured creditors gain subrogation rights to s433 payments by Receivers

11 July 2014

This week's TGIF considers a recent Federal Court decision in which the Court granted a secured creditor the right to prove in a liquidation as a priority creditor in respect of payments made to employees under s433 of the Corporations Act.

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Commonwealth Financial Planning case prompts Senate Committee to call for more protection and (possibly) incentives for whistleblowers

8 July 2014

Reforms to encourage and protect whistleblowers could be a key outcome of the Performance of ASIC inquiry.

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