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Our policy says otherwise: how should local councils categorise land for the purpose of rates?
Council must consider a landowner's objections, and should not dismiss them simply due to the contents of a policy.
Australia
15 Apr 2019
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Queensland Planning and Environment Court refuses change of position in conditions appeal
Local government prohibited from changing its position in a conditions appeal without providing adequate explanation.
Australia
30 Oct 2018
3
Improving Planning Act processes in Queensland
New amendments to the Planning Act are proposed to clarify a number of issues identified in recent Court proceedings.
Australia
24 Sep 2018
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You dont own me: Queensland Court of Appeal confirms lessees do not need to provide owner consent to development applications
The crown lessees were not entitled to receive rent for the land, so were not the 'owner' for the purposes of the SPA.
Australia
6 Sep 2018
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Waste not, want not: Levying Queensland recycling and waste strategy
At the heart of Queensland's new waste management strategy is the re-introduction of a levy for the disposal of waste.
Australia
25 Jun 2018
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Mining sector update – Australia and Papua New Guinea: June edition
Briefing provides update on recent mining deals, market rumours, potential opportunities and regulatory updates.
Australia
13 Jun 2018
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Qld Supreme Court breathes new life into proposed Stage 3 expansion of New Acland Coal mine
The Land Court has to reconsider the objections made under the EPA and the MRA in light of this judicial review decision.
Australia
10 May 2018
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Why purchasers need to be wary of reliance on planning and development certificates
Purchasers need to make their own inquiries to protect themselves from any loss because of another's lack of care.
Australia
21 Apr 2018
9
High Court confirms ongoing effect of development approval conditions
Development approval conditions attach to the land and have enduring effect, even after development has been completed.
Australia
24 Mar 2018
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Mining Sector Update - Australia and Papua New Guinea: March 2018
This will keep you up-to-date with mining deals, market rumours, potential opportunities and relevant regulatory updates.
Australia
10 Mar 2018
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New progressive rehabilitation requirements for mining activities reintroduce to Queensland Parliament
EPA changes require a rehabilitation and a progressive closure plan to accompany a site-specific mining lease application.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
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Queensland government proposes retrospective legislation to validate council rates
New Bill would retrospectively validate rates or charges that, in light of the Linville case, would otherwise be invalid.
Australia
21 Feb 2018
13
New Acland Coal Application to expand its coal mine was refused by Queensland Government
Request for amendment to environmental authority was refused in line with previous decision by Land Court.
Australia
20 Feb 2018
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Supreme Court of Queensland pours cold water on local government utility charge
This recent court decision invalidating a utility charge for water should serve as a warning to other local governments.
Australia
31 Jan 2018
15
Talking about a resolution: Qld Supreme Court invalidates three years of Council rates
Given the Court's reasoning, other local governments should review rates and charges to check if they are also at risk.
Australia
16 Nov 2017
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NEW PROGRESSIVE REHABILITATION REQUIREMENTS FOR QUEENSLAND MINING ACTIVITIES
Queensland bill proposes new requirements for mining applications including Progressive Rehabilitation and Closure Plan.
Australia
4 Nov 2017
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Belcarra legislation aims to make major changes to conflict of interest rules for Queensland local councillors
This Bill implements recommendations of the CCC's recent inquiry into local government corruption and integrity issues.
Australia
31 Oct 2017
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Developers beware! Planning and environment court takes strict view of building work approval consent requirements
In some circumstances, Queensland's planning law requires developers to obtain third party consents.
Australia
15 Oct 2017
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Mining Sector Update - Australia and Papua New Guinea: October 2017
This briefing includes recent mining deals, market rumours, potential opportunities and relevant regulatory updates.
Australia
4 Oct 2017
20
Stockpiles of legal risk: what do local governments and regulators need to consider when it comes to environmental hazards?
Unregulated dumping and stockpiling of materials designated for recycling raises numerous regulatory and legal risks.
Australia
27 Aug 2017
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