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.

A more transparent approach: Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill 2017 passes NSW Parliament

21 November 2017

New South Wales is adopting greater transparency in its planning rules with the passing of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Bill (Bill).

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“That’s a wrap”:CBS DOCA completes as Court approves Network Ten share transfer

17 November 2017

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Ten Network Holdings Limited (subject to a deed of company arrangement) (recs and mgrs apptd) [2017] NSWSC 1529, which held that transferring shares under a DOCA wasn’t unfairly prejudicial to shareholders,

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Talking about a resolution: Supreme Court invalidates three years of Council rates

14 November 2017

A recent Supreme Court decision has invalidated three years’ worth of rates and charges levied by one local government, with potential implications for others.

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No merit in Meriton’s conduct: Federal Court finds serviced apartment operator misled consumers on TripAdvisor

13 November 2017

Businesses that try to manipulate online reviews to improve their rankings and avoid negative feedback do so at their peril.

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NZ Court looks to Australian Court for bankruptcy assistance

10 November 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the case of Official Assignee in Bankruptcy of the Property of Cooksley, in the matter of Cooksley v Cooksley, in which the Federal Court granted assistance to the High Court of NZ in administering a bankruptcy

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ICOs are everywhere and nowhere: how do you regulate a blockchain?

6 November 2017

Could cryptocurrencies become just as common as mobile apps? There are more than a thousand on the market and things are only going to get more crowded in this evolving space.

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Examinee on the run – what to do when a director fails to appear

3 November 2017

This week’s TGIF article considers the decision of Mensink v Parbery [2017] FCA 1248 and the options available to liquidators when a director fails to appear for examination, and when liquidators are faced with an appeal by a director who is unlikely

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Mining Sector Update – Australia and Papua New Guinea: November 2017

3 November 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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New progressive rehabilitation requirements for Queensland mining activities

3 November 2017

Under proposed amendments to Queensland’s Environmental Protection Act 1994, a progressive rehabilitation and closure plan would be required to accompany a site-specific application for a mining activity relating to a mining lease.

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Proposed retail lease reforms for South Australia: Key points for lessors and lessees

3 November 2017

The South Australian government proposes changes to the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA). We outline the significant changes to the legislation.

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