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.

The statutory ‘journalists’ privilege’: Has it done enough to protect journalists from being obliged to disclose confidential sources?

24 July 2017

The legal basis on which a journalist can protect the identity of an ‘anonymous’ source has been the subject of some significant developments in certain Australian jurisdictions.

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Third party payments – have you received an unfair preference?

21 July 2017

This week’s TGIF examines a recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales which considered whether payments made by a third party to a company’s creditors could be recovered as unfair preferences.

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Disclosure Management Plans: what does the court expect?

19 July 2017

A recent case highlights the Court’s attitude to disclosure management plans and the perils of failing to proactively limit the number of documents for review.

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Extensions of time to register PMSIs under the PPSA: It is a lack of prejudice universally acknowledged…

14 July 2017

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of Duke Contracting Australia Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 767 where the New South Wales Supreme Court considered how a secured creditor seeking an extension to register a PMSI can demonstrate that the extension would

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Granting extensions of time in construction contracts: a duty of good faith may apply

12 July 2017

A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision that applied a duty of good faith to the discretion to extend time in construction contracts has important implications for owners and contractors.

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ASIC enforces superannuation entities’ section 29QB disclosure obligations

11 July 2017

ASIC has intervened in relation to 21 superannuation trustees over potential breaches of section 29QB, which requires superannuation funds to disclose Transparency Information on their websites and keep it up to date at all times.

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Tendering with the Commonwealth Government: what does the proposed new procurement legislation mean for you?

11 July 2017

Proposed Commonwealth legislation will give prospective suppliers the right to compensation and injunctions for breaches of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

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What is the Collateral damage?

7 July 2017

This week’s TGIF considers Credit Suisse AG, Sydney Branch v Springsure Property Holdings Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (receivers and managers appointed) [2017] QSC 142, in which the court considered whether real property acquired by the guarantor after

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Dismissing On-Hired Employees: A Cautionary Tale

6 July 2017

In Tasmanian Ports Corporation Pty Ltd t/a Tasports v Gee [2017] FWCFB 1714 (18 May 2017), a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has clarified the obligations of labour hire employers when dismissing an employee.

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Securing contractual rights destroys mutuality and right to claim set-off

27 June 2017

In an insolvency situation, there are risks in relying upon contractual or statutory set-off where a counterparty has granted security to lenders.

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