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.

Renewable energy zones and an emissions reduction mechanism: changes ahead for the electricity sector

23 March 2018

Cross-party consensus in parliamentary inquiry report seeking to modernise Australia’s electricity grid.

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ASX updates Guidance Note on safe harbour

19 March 2018

The ASX has re-issued Guidance Note 8 to include guidance on the interplay between the recent safe harbour reforms and the continuous disclosure obligations affecting listed companies.

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Re Run of Re Amerind – Part 1: The Insolvent Corporate Trustee’s Right of Indemnity

16 March 2018

This week’s TGIF is the first of a two-part series considering Commonwealth v Byrnes [2018] VSCA 41, the Victorian Court of Appeal’s decision on appeal from last year’s Re Amerind decision about the insolvency of corporate trustees.

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Payslip alone, not enough on its own: reasonable steps in income verification for consumer credit contracts

9 March 2018

This week’s TGIF considers the case of Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2018] FCA 155 which concerned contraventions of consumer credit legislation as result of verifying income on pa

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Mining Sector Update - Australia and Papua New Guinea: March 2018

8 March 2018

Each month, Corrs Chambers Westgarth brings you up-to-date on the mining industry. We focus on recent deals, regulatory updates and opportunities in this ever-evolving sector.

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GEO 2017: new registration requirements for non-licensed electricity providers in Victoria

6 March 2018

Non-licensed electricity providers in Victoria may be required to register with the Essential Services Commission by 1 April 2018.

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#Timesup on turning a blind eye: How to take active steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

5 March 2018

In order to prevent sexual harassment from occurring in their workplaces, and respond to allegations appropriately when they arise, employers need to understand exactly what steps they should be taking.

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Administrator wipeout! Claimants stoked as Court dumps nominal value for class action claims

2 March 2018

This week’s TGIF considers In the matter of SurfStitch Group Limited [2018] NSWSC 164, where the Court refused to allow administrators to value claims of class action group members at a nominal $1 for voting at the second creditors’ meeting

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Respecting and enhancing local character: Changes to NSW planning process on the way

1 March 2018

Changes to the NSW planning process involving the assessment of local character are on the way, with the Department of Planning and Environment releasing a new planning circular regarding respecting and enhancing local character.

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Changes to treatment of wind and solar power stations under FIRB

28 February 2018

Changes to FIRB regulations could change the landscape for renewables.

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