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De-risking environmental and planning decisions: getting the process right
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

Administrative decisions on environmental or planning approvals are under increasing scrutiny, and errors in the decision-making process can derail a


A new line in the sand for coastal planning in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

The Queensland Government has recently released draft maps of the "coastal management district" (CMD), an area declared under the Coastal Protection


When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2010

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


Estoppel: will equity help those with unclean hands?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

Business prudence ordinarily requires that commercial leases be formalised, the terms clearly outlined and agreed between the parties, and any


Extended limitation period for breach of contract claims for defective building work in Victoria
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

Victorian owners now have 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work


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


Directions in affordable housing
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 14 2009

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


New Ruling on GST and development lease arrangements brings clarity to infrastructure projects
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 11 2015

The long-awaited new GSTR 20152 (Development lease arrangements) confirms The ATO's recent approach to GST on Government infrastructure projects, and


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


South Australia abolishes stamp duty on non- real property transactions effective immediately
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 19 2015

Key Points: South Australia has abolished stamp duties on all non-real property transactions, and will abolish it for certain real property