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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

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

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

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

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

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

South Australia 2015-16 Budget a bold move
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • July 1 2015

This document highlights the key stamp duty changes announced on 18 June 2015 by the Government of South Australia (SA) in the 2015-16 State Budget

The growth of student accommodation as an asset class in Australia
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • July 24 2015

Student accommodation has become a global asset class in its own right. The three main factors driving the growth of global student accommodation are