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.

Punishment and Reward: Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Tough New Foreign Bribery Offences

8 December 2017

The government has introduced new legislation that establishes a regime for Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) and tough new foreign bribery offences.

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Federal Court quashes enterprise agreement voted up by only three employees

6 December 2017

In a recent decision, the Federal Court has limited the ability of employers to enter into an enterprise agreement with a limited number of employees where the enterprise agreement is expressed to cover a much broader range of workers.

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Mining Sector Update - Australia and Papua New Guinea: December 2017

4 December 2017

Each month, Corrs Chambers Westgarth brings you up-to-date on the mining industry. We focus on recent deals, regulatory updates and opportunities in this ever-evolving sector.

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A disposition of trust property post-winding up – void or not?

1 December 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Simpson & Anor v Tropical Hire Pty Ltd (in liq) [2017] QCA 274 in which the Queensland Court of Appeal considered whether a disposition of property by a company after the commencement of its winding up was v

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Regulators continue to crack down on unfair contract terms

30 November 2017

Regulators remind organisations they’re closely monitoring compliance with the unfair contract terms regime, following last year’s extension to cover small businesses.

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A change in the Australian restructuring landscape

28 November 2017

Australia’s restructuring landscape has changed in recent weeks on two fronts – one of which arose rather unexpectedly from a Federal Court Decision.

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How to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’ at your workplace functions this silly season

28 November 2017

As the year draws to a close and festive cheer begins to spread, the many potential pitfalls of the silly season workplace social calendar are once again rearing their heads. Here’s how to avoid HR ‘Christ-messes’.

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Changes to the Electricity Industry Act set to streamline regulation for renewable and alternative energy sellers in Victoria

27 November 2017

Amendments to the General Exemption Order made under the Electricity Industry Act 2000 (Vic) better reflect current models being used by alternative energy sellers and streamline the regulatory framework applicable to renewable energy delivery in Vic

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The Fair Minded Observer

24 November 2017

This week’s TGIF considers Ziziphus Pty Ltd v Pluton Resources Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (in liq) [2017] WASCA 193, where the Court considered the impartiality and independence of liquidators.

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Don’t Waste the Opportunity: The Victorian Government Seeks Submissions on Waste to Energy

23 November 2017

Victoria’s population continues to rise and as it does so, the State’s waste is likely to almost double, from 12.7 million tonnes per year to over 20 million tonnes by 2046. Could waste to energy be the answer to meeting population demand?

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