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Overhaul of Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • August 8 2014

The Queensland Government's overhaul of the State's planning laws has taken an important step with the release of consultation drafts of the Planning

Acquisition "on just terms": the status of the "just terms override" in NSW land acquisition matters

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • August 7 2014

In compulsory land acquisition matters in NSW, there has been some debate as to whether the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Acquisition) Act 1991 (Just

When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?

Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice

GST and the incoming lessor - you might have overpaid

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • October 23 2013

You should consider whether you have overpaid GST and if so, take action to protect your ability to claim refunds of GST. A property with a sitting

WA planning reform enters second phase

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 21 2014

The WA Government says these reforms could considerably speed up development approvals and streamline the planning system

NSW looks at more changes to the Retail Leases Act

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 2 2011

The proposed changes to NSW's Retail Leases Act attempt to clarify the operation of the Act and further level out a perceived imbalance of power between large lessors and small lessees

Landlord vs guarantor: VCAT the right place, says Supreme Court

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal is the correct tribunal to hear a dispute between a landlord and guarantor of a tenant's obligations under a Victorian retail lease

Putting a price on native title - does the first Federal Court decision pave the way?

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • October 24 2013

The De Rose decision is the first to order the payment of compensation to native title holders for the extinguishment of native title interests, and

Directions in affordable housing

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
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  • September 14 2009

Affordable housing is a critical economic and social issue for Australia, more so in the current economic climate