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Native title rights to fish mean state legislation is mere abalone
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 21 2013

The High Court has held that native title rights to Hunt, fish and gather can trump state legislation that conflicts with their continued exercise


Common Provisions Act: what you need to do to get ready for its imminent commencement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

The Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (CP Act) was passed on 9 September 2014 and is to commence on a date to be fixed


NSW Planning Bill finalised and introduced into Parliament
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 24 2013

After a lengthy consultation process, the long-awaited Planning Bill 2013 was introduced into State Parliament on Tuesday. According to the


A guide to clearing vegetation in Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

The first step in determining whether an approval is needed to clear vegetation is to identify the type of vegetation to be cleared and the


New streamlined planning and environmental processes in the ACT
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

On 7 April 2016, the ACT Legislative Assembly unanimously supported the Planning and Development (Efficiencies) Amendment Bill 2016 which was


Better planning for Queensland bills released for public comment
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 11 2015

Three draft bills released yesterday for public consultation represent the Queensland Government's much anticipated planning reform proposal. The


Overhaul of Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • 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


Resumption processes to be streamlined under new amendments to the Acquisition of Land Act 1967
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 9 2013

The Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 (Qld) was passed by the Queensland Parliament on 3 May 2013. The aim of the Act is to


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


Reforming Queensland's planning laws takes next step with release of draft bills
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 17 2015

Consultation drafts of the Planning Bill 2015 and the Planning and Environment Court Bill 2015 have been released with submissions being accepted