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.

Planning update for NSW developers

2 September 2015

Update on recent planning cases and legislative amendments for NSW developers.

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Financial services providers beware: ASIC’s regulatory priorities over the next four years

1 September 2015

Investment banks, issuers, brokers, lenders, financial market participants, responsible entities, company directors, auditors and insolvency practitioners are all in ASIC’s sights for increased regulatory scrutiny over the next four years.

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Consultation commences on fundamental reforms to trustee governance

1 September 2015

Draft prudential standards and practice guides released yesterday by APRA for consultation provide considerable detail on APRA’s plan to supplant new legislation mandating minimum numbers of independent directors.

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An imperfect approach - The need for timely registration of security interests

28 August 2015

This week’s TGIF considers a Federal Court decision regarding registration and perfection of a security interest, in circumstances where the grantor later became insolvent.

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New Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 (WA)

27 August 2015

The Planning and Development (Local Planning Scheme) Regulations 2015 (WA) take effect on 19 October 2015. A major part of Western Australia’s planning reform agenda, these regulations make changes to local planning schemes and amendment processes.

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Employers set to win less complex superannuation guarantee laws

27 August 2015

Draft legislation recently released for consultation by the Treasury shows considerable promise for reducing the current complexity faced by employers in calculating their employees’ superannuation guarantee entitlements.

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Statutory ‘good faith’ obligations in light of Baldwin v Icon Energy Ltd [2015] QSC 12

25 August 2015

In Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd the Supreme Court of Qld confirmed that agreements to negotiate in good faith are unenforceable. This raises serious questions regarding the enforceability of good faith obligations imposed by statute.

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Differential rating revisited - Ostwald Accommodation Pty Ltd v Western Downs Regional Council [2015] QSC 210

25 August 2015

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland has provided much-needed clarification of the legal principles governing the power of local governments to levy differential rates.

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Critical Decision about WHS Coercive Information Gathering Powers

21 August 2015

In Perilya Limited v Nash [2015] NSWSC 706, the Supreme Court of NSW confirmed the extensive scope of the WHS Regulators’ coercive information gathering powers – including their capacity to reach into the Boardroom.

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Who is an Officer under the Model Work Health and Safety Act?

21 August 2015

The recent decision of the ACT Industrial Court in B McKie v Munir Al-Hasani v Kenoss Contractors Pty Ltd (In Liq) [2015] ACTIC 1 provides key take-outs on critical aspects of the Model Work Health and Safety Act.

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