Corrs In Brief

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

High Court decides that enforcement in a foreign jurisdiction cannot be effected against an Australian bankrupt

15 May 2017

Earlier this month, the High Court of Australia unanimously decided that a judgment creditor cannot apply for a certificate to effect enforcement overseas in circumstances where the judgment debtor is bankrupt.

Read More

Budget 2017: affordable housing, infrastructure and tax

10 May 2017

A closer look at the 2017 Budget and how it will affect your organisation.

Read More

Irreconcilable differences: FWC Full Bench refuses approval of bakery agreement

5 May 2017

In SDAEA v Beechworth Bakery Employee Co Pty Ltd t/a Beechworth Bakery [2017] FWCFB 1664, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld the union’s appeal against approval of an enterprise agreement.

Read More

Any Port in a Storm? Analysing safe harbour and ipso facto insolvency reforms

5 May 2017

Do the draft amendments to the Corporations Act go far enough in helping companies seeking restructuring get back on track?

Read More

Government responds to Trade Unions Royal Commission with the Corrupting Benefits Bill 2017

26 April 2017

On 22 March 2017, the Coalition Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Corrupting Benefits) Bill 2017 into Parliament, which seeks to implement a number of key recommendations from the 2015 Trade Unions Royal Commission.

Read More

Standards Australia abandons AS 11000

13 April 2017

AS 2124 & AS 4000 to remain – Standards Australia has cancelled all further developments of AS 11000

Read More

New liabilities and higher penalties on the way for franchisors and others under the Vulnerable Workers Bill

31 March 2017

Recently introduced into Parliament by the Coalition Government, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 will introduce a number of amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

Read More  |  Download PDF

The cream rises to the top: Federal Court clarifies interaction of leave entitlements and public holidays

29 March 2017

In Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Glendell Mining Pty Limited, the Federal Court of Australia has clarified the interaction of leave entitlements and public holidays under the National Employment Standards.

Read More

Why Bus service is not good service for the purpose of Security of Payment

28 March 2017

To meet the time limits set out in the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999, the temptation is often to provide documents on a USB. But is this good service for the purpose of the Act?

Read More

New Country of Origin Amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

27 March 2017

New amendments to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), which simplify the country of origin labelling regime and provide clarity to businesses about their responsibilities under the Australian Consumer Law, are now in effect.

Read More