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Queensland's Planning Bills introduced, and draft instruments released for consultation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

The Queensland Government's planning reform bills were tabled in Parliament on 12 November 2015. There are three bills which together would repeal

NSW gets strategic planning with passage of Greater Sydney Commission Bill
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 13 2015

Strategic planning in NSW will soon be a reality, with the passage of the Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 through the NSW Parliament. The Greater

On second thoughts revisiting decisions relying on the Acts Interpretation Act
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 12 2015

Decision-makers who want to revisit a decision, and potentially remake it, often assume they have the power to do so, even if the relevant Act does

Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • November 10 2015

On 22 October 2015, the NSW Government introduced the Greater Sydney Commission Bill 2015 (Bill) which has three main objectives: to establish the

Fair go vs First Amendment in Australia: bans to political donations by property developers survive constitutional challenge
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • November 9 2015

If you've ever been to Australia, or are familiar with Australian politics, there is a good chance that you have heard the catch cry of the 'fair go

Demolishing and renovating Queenslanders: disputes under City Plan 2014
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 2 2015

Renovating or removing a traditional character house constructed in or prior to 1946 in Brisbane is not always easy. This article considers some of

Envisage magazine - Spring 2015
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • October 27 2015

When the LNP government was elected in 2012 it took immediate steps to reform Queensland’s planning system. The centrepiece of the planning reform

Authorisation meeting for native title claim, Hunter Valley region
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • September 22 2015

An authorisation meeting of the Wonnarua Traditional Custodians will be held on Wednesday 23 September 2015. The meeting is being held for the

Amendments to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) project and transactional implications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • September 15 2015

The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (Land Rights Act) has been recently amended to include a framework for reaching agreements with Aboriginal

Proposed Local Government (General) Regulations 2015
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • September 14 2015

The current Local Government (General) Regulations 2004 (Current Regulations), made under the Local Government Act 1989 (Act), are due to expire on 25