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Brisbane City Council Natural Assets Local Law 2003

Australia - April 22 2016 The Brisbane City Council Natural Assets Local Law 2003 (NALL) was made by the Brisbane City Council (Council) exercising powers pursuant to the…

David Nicholls

EP Act executive officer liability tied to when harm is actually caused

Australia - September 9 2021 The liability of an executive officer of a corporation under s 493(2) of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (EP Act), for failing to ensure that…

Sarah Macoun

Koala “listing event” now proposed

Australia - July 14 2021 In January 2020, we speculated that following the devastation of the then recent bushfires, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee might bring…

Sarah Macoun

Court of Appeal judgment provides comfort for private certifiers

Australia - January 17 2013 A recent Court of Appeal judgment has confirmed that if a private certifier acts in an honest and reasonable manner when assessing and deciding a…

James Ireland, Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls

Exceptional circumstances allow third party intervention in WA planning review proceedings

Australia - May 13 2014 In reasons published on 14 March 20141, Western Australia's State Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) determined that unusual, and in combination…

Karen Browne, Gemma Chadwick, James Ireland, Sarah Macoun, David Nicholls