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.

Regulation of drones in Australia - A balancing act

31 July 2015

The new Australian drone regulations being prepared by CASA will need to strike a balance between protecting the rights of individuals without overly restricting the innovative services and opportunities that drone technology promises.

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Lender responsible for unconscionable conduct of intermediaries

31 July 2015

Supreme Court of Western Australia finds loans granted by a lender through intermediaries to be unenforceable due to unconscionable conduct.

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ASIC rattles a long hidden sabre by issuing a warning that it will seek recovery of expenses associated with its investigations

30 July 2015

ASIC released an information sheet on 29 July 2015 alerting relevant stakeholders of its intention to utilise its pre-existing powers under section 91 of the ASIC Act to seek recovery of its investigation costs and expenses.

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Court rejects class action applicant’s preliminary discovery request and is critical of solicitor’s book-building process to recruit group members

28 July 2015

The Court has again been called on to review the tactics of class action promoters, in this case in relation to a proposed securities class action against Iluka Resources Limited following a fall in its share price after a profit downgrade

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ACCC v Chopra: Penalty submissions in the aftermath of CFMEU and Barbaro

27 July 2015

While Chopra does not restore the certainty removed by CFMEU, his Honour adopted a balanced approach that may be followed in the future, by asking the parties what penalty would be manifestly excessive or inadequate, based on comparable cases.

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Investing in the Australian mining industry: A focus on coal and iron ore

24 July 2015

Australia is a country with vast mineral wealth. This fact, coupled with its stable political, legal and economic environment, a highly skilled workforce, and a welcoming attitude to foreign investment, makes Australia a favoured destination.

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ARENA’s 2015-2016 funding priorities

24 July 2015

Last week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced its funding priorities for the 2015/2016 financial year alongside its new streamlined programme structure.

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Tax-avoiding employees barred from proving their debts in employer’s liquidation

24 July 2015

The Federal Court has found that employees who were remunerated under arrangements designed to avoid income tax may not prove for their entitlements in the liquidation of their former employer.

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The NSW Environment Protection Authority adopts new “Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contaminated under the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997"

21 July 2015

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has published new Reporting Guidelines to set reporting thresholds and provide guidance on the duty to report contamination under s60 of the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW).

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Priority creditors - To pay or not to pay?

17 July 2015

This week’s TGIF considers whether trading profits made by receivers post-appointment must be paid to priority creditors.

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