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.

Recent Supreme Court challenges to ICAC’s corruption findings concerning Mount Penny mining tenement largely unsuccessful

1 September 2014

The ICAC conducted widely publicised public inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the award of the Mount Penny mining tenement and the grant of an exploration licence over the area to Cascade Coal.

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Court of Appeal sets aside a statutory demand in the absence of a creditor confirming there is no genuine dispute about the debt

29 August 2014

NSW Court of Appeal confirms that a statutory demand can be set aside if the accompanying affidavit does not contain a statement to the effect that there is no genuine dispute about the existence or amount of the debt.

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New regulations applying to Underground Petroleum Storage Systems from 1 September 2014

28 August 2014

The Protection of the Environment Operations (Underground Petroleum Storage Systems) Regulation 2014 (NSW) will replace the Protection of the Environment Operations Regulation 2008 (NSW) from 1 September 2014.

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Proposed changes to domestic building contracts in Queensland

25 August 2014

The Queensland Government has recently released the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 which will repeal the Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000.

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Generics win the battle for CRESTOR, but lose the war over inventive step

22 August 2014

The Full Court’s finding that the generics would have contravened the ‘infringement by supply’ provisions in s117 coupled with the Court’s comments that it may not have been appropriate to grant an injunction raises further uncertainty about the oper

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August 2014 Mining Sector Update

22 August 2014

This edition highlights some key features of the carbon tax repeal legislation and provides an update on new coal project approvals in Queensland.

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PPS Registrar right to restore registrations removed because of parties’ own errors

22 August 2014

To the relief of anyone making a mistake in lodging a PPSR amendment application, the Court has recently confirmed the PPS Registrar can restore a registration that has been removed because of mistakes in a lodging parties’ amendment application.

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You can’t keep secret what you rely upon: Employer loses legal professional privilege in workplace investigation report

21 August 2014

The recent decision of the highlights the need to carefully consider what documents are to be relied upon in court proceedings, lest legal professional privilege be lost over those communications.

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Setting aside a DOCA: Phoenix activity

15 August 2014

The recent decision of Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd is a useful reminder that a deed of company arrangement can be terminated by order of the Court, particularly where it (or a previous transaction) involves suspected “phoenix activity”.

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Employment and workplace law: Mid-year review 2014

14 August 2014

This is our first annual review of employment and workplace laws in Australia. We look at developments from the perspective of employers in Australia and the challenges that they face in the current economic climate.

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