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.

Secured creditor’s enforcement action restrained while a decision of FOS appealed

27 November 2014

The decision of Goldie Marketing Pty Ltd and others v Financial Ombudsman Services Limited and anor [2014] shows the Court’s willingness to restrain enforcement action by a secured creditor where a debtor appeals against a decision of FOS.

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Acceptable solution does not set height limit - 171/14 Kangaroo Point Residents Association Inc & others v Brisbane City Council

25 November 2014

The Kangaroo Point RA appealed against the Council’s approval of a large residential building in Kangaroo Point, where the proposed development exceeded the height and plot ratio provided for in the acceptable solutions of the Brisbane City Plan.

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Avoid a slip up - The applicability of the slip rule to the time limits imposed on a winding up application

21 November 2014

This week’s TGIF considers the availability of the slip rule to extend the time limit within which a winding up application must be determined.

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“Stop whingeing!” - Which employment complaints could lead to an adverse action claim?

21 November 2014

The decision in Evans v Trilab Pty Ltd has again raised for consideration the nature of the “workplace rights” that form the basis of the protections offered to employees under Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

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New franchising code of conduct to commence 1 January 2015

17 November 2014

The most significant changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct since its introduction in 1998 will come in to effect on 1 January 2015 following the commencement of the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014.

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Innovators can sleep easy after the High Court’s finding that IP Australia has power to extend time for late extension of term applications

14 November 2014

The majority of the High Court (Crennan, Bell and Gageler JJ) has dismissed Alphapharm’s appeal against a decision granting Lundbeck an extension of time in which to apply to extend the term of its patent for LEXAPRO.

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Federal Court rules media leaks are not protected industrial action

14 November 2014

In this In Brief, we examine the decisions and its implications for employers when confronted with non-conventional forms of “industrial action” in bargaining disputes.

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Creditor’s pumped up priority brings down DOCA

14 November 2014

The decision of In the matter of Connections Total Fitness for the Family Pty Limited (admin apptd) is a cautionary tale against preferring certain creditors in a DOCA unless there is a clear benefit to the body of creditors as a whole.

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NSW environmental laws to be strengthened and penalties increased

7 November 2014

The Protection of the Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (NSW) forms part of the State Government's broader package of measures to strengthen environmental laws in NSW.

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Infrastructure Insights - November 2014

7 November 2014

In this issue, we discuss the Harper Review Panel’s draft report on the current national access regime set out in Part IIIA of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

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