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Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • April 13 2016

The Victorian Parliament’s Legal and Social Issues Committee has commenced a major inquiry into the operation and regulation of the retirement

Amendment seeking a balance between the right to peaceful protest with the need to ensure public safety
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • March 30 2016

The Inclosed Lands, Crimes and Law Enforcement Amendment (Interference) Act 2016 (Inclosed Lands Act) received assent on 22 March 2016. It is aimed

Police duty of reasonable investigation only goes so far, says Australian court
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Australia
  • March 15 2012

It’s a bummer when the demolition crew pulls down the wrong building, but your ability to pin that on the cop who dropped by the site is limited, according to the Victoria trial court in Taha v Shaq Industries Pty Ltd, 2012 VSC 30

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

Fit for the Future where to next?
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • August 7 2015

The Government’s Fit for the Future (FFTF) reform policy has gathered significant momentum in recent months. Whilst many councils have expressed a

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

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

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

Turning “grey” to “white” FIRB “14 day enquiries”
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • November 27 2009

Whether owing to the lack of judicial interpretation on key areas of the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA) and the regulations under FATA6 (Regulations) or the policy-driven intention of FATA, the vexed question of whether or not to formally lodge an application for FIRB approval arises more often than not

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

A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political