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.

WA WHS Green Bill released for 3-month consultation period

24 October 2014

The Minister for Commerce, the Hon Michael Mischin MLC, has introduced the WHS Green Bill into State Parliament.

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Investigation ordered into controller’s performance of its functions and powers under s423 of the Corporations Act

24 October 2014

The decision of Re Quality Blended Liquor Pty Ltd provides a timely reminder of the Court’s willingness, to exercises its discretion to supervise and investigate the actions of a controller under s423 of the Corporations Act.

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The importance of defining the payment dispute to be adjudicated

23 October 2014

The recent Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal decision in Alliance Contracting Pty Ltd and Tenix SDR Pty Ltd [2014] WASAT 136 is interesting for three reasons.

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ACCC issues first-ever draft determination proposing to authorise resale price maintenance

23 October 2014

In response to the first ever application for authorisation for resale price maintenance conduct, the ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant a conditional authorisation.

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Victorian Supreme Court confirms tort of intimidation is part of Australian law

20 October 2014

A recent decision highlights an important response that is often available to employers when confronted with unruly unprotected industrial action by unions and/or employees.

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Significant changes to the civil appeals process in the Victorian Court of Appeal

20 October 2014

From 10 November this year, any party wishing to bring a civil appeal in the Supreme Court of Victoria will first need to obtain leave to appeal.

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Clarification of liquidator’s power to sell assets held on trust by company disqualified from acting as trustee

17 October 2014

This decision clarifies the scope of a liquidator’s power to sell the property of a corporate trustee under s 477(2)(c) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and whether it is limited by the terms of the trust deed.

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High Court majority applies Barclay decision to find “scab sign” dismissal was lawful

17 October 2014

The decision in Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v BHP Coal Pty Ltd, handed down yesterday, provides important guidance on the operation of the adverse action provisions in Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009.

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October 2014 Energy & Resources Sector Update - AMPLA edition

16 October 2014

This special AMPLA edition discusses the impact of the recently passed Mineral and Energy Resources Act 2014 (Qld) and the newly introduced Water Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (Qld) on the resources sector in Queensland.

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Competition Review: October 2014/1

13 October 2014

This issue covers the ACCC’s decision not to oppose Expedia’s proposed acquisition of Wotif, and the ACCC’s commencement of criminal proceedings against Anthony Boyle for allegedly providing false or misleading evidence.

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