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.

“Building Queensland” - The foundations have been laid

22 May 2015

The Queensland Government has taken a further step towards the establishment of a new independent statutory advisory body called Building Queensland.

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Contingent claims maturing after termination of DOCA extinguished

22 May 2015

Contingent claims maturing into a presently payable obligation after termination of a DOCA were held to be released under the DOCA in the decision of Australian Gypsum Industries Pty Ltd v Dalesun Holdings Pty Ltd [2015] WASCA 95.

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Court approval: Final hurdle to the Bonsoy class action settlement cleared

21 May 2015

On 7 May 2015, the Court approved the Bonsoy class action settlement which had been brokered just prior to trial in October last year.

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Bi-partisan support for amendments to the RET scheme

18 May 2015

Significant amendments to the Renewable Energy Target scheme appear certain after the Federal Government and Opposition reached an agreement on changes following extensive negotiations.

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High Court resolves uncertainty on the operation of the proportionate liability regime

15 May 2015

The High Court has resolved uncertainty on the operation of the proportionate liability regime prescribed by the Corporations Act, confirming that the regime will not apply universally to all claims made under that Act.

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Proportionate liability: The High Court resolves the dispute

14 May 2015

The High Court decision in Selig v Wealthsure has resolved the conflict between two Full Federal Court decisions concerning the application of statutory proportionate liability regimes contained in the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act.

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May 2015 Mining Sector Update

14 May 2015

This edition discusses the Productivity Commission’s recent report about efficiency in the gas market and provides an update about expansion activities at the Port of Abbot Point.

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Clarification on the valuation approach to contaminated land

13 May 2015

In Challenger Listed Investments Limited v Valuer General (No 2) [2015] NSWLEC 60 the Court clarifies the approach to be taken by the Valuer-General in determining the value of contaminated land under the Valuation of Land Act 1916.

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Budget changes to the Paid Parental Leave Scheme: How will they affect employers?

13 May 2015

Changes announced in last night’s federal Budget will limit employees’ access to the government Paid Parental Leave Scheme from 1 July 2016. Employers with their own PPL schemes need to carefully consider the impact of this change.

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The Full Federal Court upholds ANZ Bank’s entitlement to charge late payment fees

8 May 2015

On 8 April 2015, Court in Paciocco v ANZ upheld the entitlement of ANZ to charge its customers various fees, including late payment fees.

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