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Doing Business in Australia - Real Property and Liquor Licensing
Each Australian state and territory has its own laws so practices vary between the different Australian jurisdictions.
Australia
1 May 2012
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Caveats in Western Australia
Discusses the nature of caveats in WA and when they should be lodged.
Australia
12 Jul 2011
3
Queensland state revenue reforms and the Building Boost Grant
Discusses changes brought about by the QLD Budget that affect buying and selling property.
Australia
12 Jul 2011
4
Abolition of the Torrens Assurance Levy in NSW
Discusses the repeal of the Torrens Assurance Levy from 1 July 2011.
Australia
12 Jul 2011
5
Victorian planning review announced
A discussion of the review of the Victorian Planning System to improve transparency and efficiency.
Australia
12 Jul 2011
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Does Private Wastewater Infrastructure Within a Roadway Trigger the Requirement to Obtain a State Resource Entitlement?
In the recent Queensland Planning and Environment Court decision of Canaipa Developments Pty Ltd v Redland City Council & Ors [2010] QP EC 034, the Court found that a failure to include evidence of a State resource entitlement for private wastewater infrastructure in a public roadway meant that a development application was not properly made.
Australia
3 Jun 2010
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New Margin Scheme Determination Issued - Should You Be Concerned?
The Tax Office has issued a new Margin Scheme Legislative Determination that generally applies from 1 March 2010.
Australia
6 Nov 2009
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Overhaul Of NSW Contaminated Land Regime Takes Effect
Significant changes to the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997 (NSW) come into effect today.
Australia
1 Jul 2009
9
The Development Plan Catch 22
In Saunders v Frankston City Council (Red Dot) [2009] VCAT 114 (19 February 2009), the Tribunal commented on the necessity for notice for permit applications subject to a Development Plan Overlay (DPO).
Australia
3 Jun 2009
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Cultural Heritage Management Plans – Clarification Of Exempt Land & The Meaning Of ‘Significant Ground Disturbance’
Much needed guidance on the requirements and exemptions for the preparation of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) under the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007 (AH Regs) has been offered in three recent Tribunal decisions
Australia
3 Jun 2009
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How Do Changes To NSW Contaminated Land Law Affect Your Business?
The Contaminated Land Management Amendment Act 2008 was assented to on 10 December 2008, bringing in changes to the Contaminated Land Management Act 1997. The new provisions cast a wider net in terms of those with responsibility for reporting, investigating and cleaning up contamination in New South Wales.
Australia
29 Jan 2009
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The Blame Game - How moral culpability plays a role in the application of proportionate liability legislation
A recent case shows moral culpability is a factor in apportioning responsibility under proportionate liability legislation.
Australia
22 Oct 2008
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Supreme Court Rules Permit Condition Does Not Provide Sufficient Certainty Of Outcome
The Supreme Court decision of Maroondah City Council v J&J Scott [2008] VSC 42 by Justice Osborn was an appeal on a question of law from a VCAT decision on a planning permit to subdivide land.
Australia
15 Sep 2008
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Potential Changes To NSW Retirement Villages Act
The NSW government has introduced the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill which contains a number of changes that will, if passed, have a significant impact on the operation of retirement villages in NSW.
Australia
5 Sep 2008
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Implied Licences And Copyright In Architect’s Plans: Is There A Concrete Explanation?
When you buy land with a development consent, can you assume that you can use the architect’s plans submitted with the consent to build?
Australia
19 Jul 2007
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Supreme Court Upholds Council’s Appeal On Roading And Subdivisions
The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Waitakere City Council v Estate Homes Limited[2006] NZSC 112 has clarified the law relating to subdivision consent conditions that require the provision of public infrastructure. The decision overturns an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal and contains some important comments on the scope of Environment Court appeals and the lawfulness of consent conditions generally.
New Zealand
9 Apr 2007
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The Local Government Rating Inquiry – What’s Happening?
Local authority rates were placed in the spotlight during the latter half of 2006, as the Long Term Council Community Plan planning process revealed the likelihood of steadily rising rates almost nationwide, and the issue of rating Maori land became highly publicised.
New Zealand
9 Apr 2007
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Environmental Law: Existing "Use Rights" Under The Microscope
The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Rodney District Council v Eyres Eco-Park Limited [2007] NZCA 13 (20 February 2007) has reversed earlier rulings of the Environment Court and the High Court as to the correct interpretation of section 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991. In particular, the decision focuses on the identification of existing use rights as progressively more restrictive plan provisions are rolled out.
New Zealand
9 Apr 2007
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Harrington-Smith On Behalf Of The Wongatha People v State Of Western Australia (No 9) [2007] FCA 31
On 5 February 2007 His Honour Justice Lindgren of the Federal Court handed down his judgment in respect of eight overlapping claimant applications for determinations of native title under the Native Title Act 1993.
Australia
8 Feb 2007
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Retail Leasing Update: Retail Leases Amendment Act 2005 (New South Wales)
The NSW Legislative Assembly, in its usual audit process, has once again reviewed the Retail Leases Act 1994 (Act). The Retail Leases Amendment Act 2005 (Amendment Act) giving effect to the changes required as a result of the review was assented to on 17 November 2005 and came into effect on 1 January 2006.
Australia
 
23 Mar 2006
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