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FIFO Code of Practice – battle against mental Illness for WA workers
WorkSafe WA published a guide, "Mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers in the resources and construction sectors".
Australia
27 May 2019
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Crown land – Is it a lease or licence, where there is a public access reservation?
In Victoria, crown land under a lease was subject to land tax, but under a mere licence, no land tax was chargeable.
Australia
27 May 2019
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Resolving the Gordian Knot – Competing land use classifications in WA
The proposed additional activities were classified as Motor Vehicle Repair so were prohibited in the Mixed Business Zone.
Australia
13 Apr 2019
4
What is strata titled land in WA and how is it managed?
Strata titled land in WA is intended to be self-managed by owners and strata companies via the Strata Titles Act 1985.
Australia
12 Apr 2019
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New statutory obligations on strata in WA – Will it lead to fewer disagreements?
Amendments to the Strata Titles Act impose, amongst other things, a comprehensive statutory regime on strata managers.
Australia
11 Apr 2019
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Assistance animals in caravan parks
An "assistance animal" is legally recognised as a medical aid providing an essential function for people with disability.
Australia
20 Feb 2019
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The Fiocco Report: Is the reform WA sub-contractors have been waiting for, just around the corner?
The Fiocco Report is a review into payment delays being experienced across all levels of the WA construction industry.
Australia
20 Feb 2019
8
To be or not to be…a park home in WA
The Henville decision in the State Administrative Tribunal discussed the issue of whether the structure was a park home.
Australia
21 Jan 2019
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Can a grouped dwelling unit be split into two and rented separately? No!
If you wish to vary an approved development, you must seek planning approval, to avoid a potential criminal conviction.
Australia
16 Nov 2018
10
You gotta fight for your right to light! - Protecting solar access in your home
Although there is no express right to solar access in our homes, there are certain avenues to protect your solar access.
Australia
15 Nov 2018
11
Short-term accommodation... Cash cow or criminal conduct?
Many planning schemes do regulate the use of property for short-term accommodation, and non-compliance is an offence.
Australia
15 Nov 2018
12
Occupancy Certificates – to occupy or not to occupy
Occupancy without an occupancy permit is likely to expose occupiers & owners to criminal convictions & significant penalties.
Australia
14 Nov 2018
13
Encroachment and adverse possession in Western Australia
If an encroaching owner can establish adverse possession, there is no encroachment and no offence under the Building Act.
Australia
9 Nov 2018
14
No duty of care owed…. This time
When potential purchasers could rely on a planning certificate, local governments are likely to owe them a duty of care.
Australia
10 Sep 2018
15
Caveats Series – Part 2: Can I lodge a caveat?
Any individual or body corporate can lodge a caveat over a specific property, but you must have a caveatable interest.
Australia
8 Sep 2018
16
The requirement for certainty and specificity in building orders and direction notices
A Closure Notice was found invalid as it failed to state, with sufficient specificity, what the recipient needed to do.
Australia
30 Aug 2018
17
Thou shalt not pass … even though conditional approval says you can!
Local government conditions on development approvals are generally imposed for good reason and can be difficult to vary.
Australia
30 Aug 2018
18
Caveats Series – Part 1: What is a caveat?
Caveats are one of the most recognisable instruments when it comes to land transactions, and can also be misunderstood,
Australia
11 Aug 2018
19
WA Court of Appeal confirms retrospective planning approvals are mythical creatures
Retrospective planning approvals, issued after development has commenced, do not retrospectively approve the development.
Australia
10 Aug 2018
20
State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) determines validity of developer contribution
SAT considered the validity of the imposition of a developer contribution imposed as a condition of planning approval.
Australia
7 Jul 2018
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