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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…

Olivia Williamson.

Planning and Environment Quarterly Case Review - September 2021

Australia - September 8 2021 In these reviews, we provide a snapshot of topical and interesting cases that have passed through the Queensland Planning and Environment Court (P&E…

Olivia Williamson.

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…

Olivia Williamson.

Change applications - The power of conditions

Australia - February 12 2021 A recent decision of the Planning and Environment Court addresses an interesting question - can the Court approve a change to a development approval…

Thomas Buckley.

Brisbane City Council v YQ Property Pty Ltd [2020] QCA 253

Australia - December 3 2020 The Coty principle is an important principle when considering draft planning schemes that have not yet taken effect. However, as the Court of Appeal…

Thomas Buckley.