Corrs In Brief

Corrs In Brief offers the latest updates on legal issues and developments, focusing on their impact to your business and industry.

Dissenting judgment points to possibility of easier employee access to general protection claims

15 July 2015

A dissenting judgment in the Federal Court makes further High Court consideration of the adverse action principles likely. This may result in a reconsideration of some of the employer-friendly aspects of the High Court BHP decision.

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Australian agriculture investment update

8 July 2015

Welcome to the first edition of the Australian Agriculture Investment Update, a quarterly publication prepared by Corrs Chambers Westgarth for clients and contacts who are interested in investment activity in the Australian agriculture sector.

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Avoiding the pitfalls of comparative advertising

30 June 2015

Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Limited v LG Electronics Australia Pty Limited provides three simple lessons for businesses who regularly use comparative advertising and who want to avoid allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct.

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Surprise FOFA amendments a new Financial Year present

30 June 2015

New FOFA regulations made on Friday will come into effect on 1 July despite only being announced by the Assistant Treasurer that same day.

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Existing laws reach retirement - Fundamental changes to superannuation governance announced

26 June 2015

All boards of RSE licensees will be required to have a minimum one-third independent directors and an independent chair on the board under draft legislation released by the Treasury for consultation today.

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A limited life for insurers’ regulations - Significant reform proposals announced for retail life insurers

25 June 2015

ASIC has announced it will consider the just-released industry sponsored reform package as part of its response to significant non-compliance with financial services law in the retail life insurance industry.

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The High Court bites local government review process

23 June 2015

This article considers the recent High Court case, Isbester v Knox City Council, which dealt with the perception of bias. Decision-makers whose decisions may be subject to judicial review will find this case interesting.

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Corporations beware! The High Court delivers ‘Contempt 101’

18 June 2015

The High Court has confirmed that corporations charged with contempt of court cannot rely upon the privilege against self-incrimination, self-exposure to penalty or the ‘companion rule’ as a basis for objecting to an order for discovery.

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Construction law update - June

16 June 2015

This publication provides a concise review of, and commercially focussed commentary on, the major judicial and legislative developments affecting the construction and infrastructure industry in recent months.

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Planning Proposals under the Gateway process: Are community consultation requirements as rigorous as before?

12 June 2015

The Land and Environment Court has provided judgment on the community consultation requirements required under the gateway regime of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

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