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.

New franchising code of conduct to commence 1 January 2015

17 November 2014

The most significant changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct since its introduction in 1998 will come in to effect on 1 January 2015 following the commencement of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014.

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Innovators can sleep easy after the High Court’s finding that IP Australia has power to extend time for late extension of term applications

14 November 2014

The majority of the High Court (Crennan, Bell and Gageler JJ) has dismissed Alphapharm’s appeal against a decision granting Lundbeck an extension of time in which to apply to extend the term of its patent for LEXAPRO.

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Federal Court rules media leaks are not protected industrial action

14 November 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the decisions and its implications for employers when confronted with non-conventional forms of “industrial action” in bargaining disputes.

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Creditor’s pumped up priority brings down DOCA

14 November 2014

The decision of In the matter of Connections Total Fitness for the Family Pty Limited (admin apptd) is a cautionary tale against preferring certain creditors in a DOCA unless there is a clear benefit to the body of creditors as a whole.

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NSW environmental laws to be strengthened and penalties increased

7 November 2014

The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (NSW) forms part of the State Government's broader package of measures to strengthen environmental laws in NSW.

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Infrastructure Insights - November 2014

7 November 2014

In this issue, we discuss the Harper Review Panel’s draft report on the current national access regime set out in Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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Much ado about something - Workplace bullying round up

7 November 2014

In this In Brief, we consider recent developments in the anti-bullying jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission under Part 6-4B of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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Wherever you lay your hat is not your home - At least, not necessarily, according to the courts

7 November 2014

This week’s TGIF considers the practical issues around effecting service of a bankruptcy notice at a “last known address”, together with the court’s obligations when dealing with unrepresented litigants.

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Australian Industry Growth Centres Initiative - Fostering excellence, not dependence?

7 November 2014

The Federal Government has committed $188.5 million in funding for key Australian growth sectors over the next four years.

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Giving foreign pension funds a fair go - MIT withholding tax changes

4 November 2014

The Federal Government has proposed amendments that will allow foreign pension and sovereign wealth funds to access the Managed Investment Trust (MIT) withholding tax regime.

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