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.

FWO cracks down on franchisors and franchisees for breaches of Australian workplace laws

2 December 2016

Two recent inquiries by the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Senate Committee have placed both franchisors and franchisees on notice about the serious consequences of non-compliance with workplace laws.

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Careless use of the power to sell has consequences, guaranteed!

2 December 2016

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision in the Victorian Supreme Court in which a Guarantor was released from liability as a consequence of the Lender’s inappropriate conduct in realising the security.

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Queensland Government announces its intention to reform The State’s Security of Payment Regime

1 December 2016

Queensland Government proposes introducing Project Bank Accounts and amending Queensland security of payment legislation.

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Senate Passes The ABCC Bill: The ABCC Is Back In Business

30 November 2016

This morning, the Turnbull Government finally secured passage of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill (ABCC Bill) by the Senate.

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Section 180(1) of the Corporations Act: a backdoor means of prosecuting company directors for corporate contraventions of environmental law?

30 November 2016

Could a ‘stepping stone’ approach to statutory duty of care see directors prosecuted for breaches of environmental law?

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Registered Organisations Bill passed into law – with unexpected whistleblower protections

28 November 2016

On 22 November, the Turnbull Government finally secured passage of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Bill 2014 (RO Bill) by federal Parliament.

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Use it or lose it – Government to repeal Competition Notice regime

28 November 2016

The ACCC will be more reliant on the courts to enforce competition law in the telecommunications sector.

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Don’t be too Hastie – the Importance of Claiming Privilege with Precision

25 November 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the recent decision of Hastie Group Ltd (in liq) v Moore [2016] NSWCA 305 in which the Court held that privilege attached to an expert report prepared for the purpose of obtaining litigation funding

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In-play betting no more – well, sort of…

24 November 2016

As the dust settles from the Melbourne spring racing carnival, we review the current status of in-play betting in Australia.

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Queensland’s Industrial Reform Ramps Up

23 November 2016

The Queensland Finance and Administration Parliamentary Committee has reported to Parliament on its review of the industrial reforms proposed by the State Government in the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 (Qld).

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