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Greater Sydney Commission now rules
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • January 28 2016

A radical transfer of planning power has now been formalised, with the official start of the Greater Sydney Commission on 27 January 2016. The new

Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • December 11 2015

Dixon C and Sullivan AC of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales upheld the appeals lodged by the Darkingjung Local Aboriginal Land

New Property Guidelines for Commonwealth Leases: ensuring your next property procurement complies
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

In October 2015, the Department of Finance released new Guidelines for the Commonwealth lease endorsement process. Non-corporate Commonwealth

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

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

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

Burial and Cremation Act 2013 What everyone is dying to know!
  • Norman Waterhouse
  • Australia
  • June 24 2013

The Burial and Cremation Act 2013 (SA) (the Act) has now received assent and will shortly come into operation. The Act will regulate all cemeteries

Focus: South West settlement agreed to in principle
  • Allens
  • Australia
  • February 3 2015

In Brief: The West Australian Government and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council have come to an in-principle agreement in relation to a

NSW Government calls for innovation in social housing
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 17 2014

In 2012, the Auditor-General of NSW conducted a Performance Audit into the New South Wales social housing system (NSW SHS). The Audit Report

Challenging excessive costs - local governments and enforcement costs
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

In Warner v Isaac Regional Council 2015 QDC 186, the District Court has given a timely reminder to local governments that they cannot simply charge