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Getting the right information in contaminated land reports

Australia - May 21 2020 The NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) updated statutory guidelines on Consultants reporting on contaminated land came into force on 3 April…

NSW Modern Slavery Act is back on the agenda - Inquiry recommends the NSW Act comes into effect

Australia - April 8 2020 On 25 March 2020, the Standing Committee on Social Issues (Committee) put the NSW Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW Modern Slavery Act) back on the agenda…

Three major privacy developments your COVID-19 response team must consider

Australia - March 24 2020 Recently, our privacy experts published practical guidance on managing personal information requests from health authorities and other third parties…

Brexit: Lessons in tone when producing records

European Union, United Kingdom - September 17 2019 "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" [Hamlet, Act 3, scene2] So it is now said when a person's protestations are laid on too heavily. We see…

Climate change litigation in 3D: the new human rights dimension

Australia - July 31 2019 Climate change has traditionally been approached from a two dimensional space. Firstly, as an environmental problem, or more recently, as an economic…

Contravening development standards: further clarification on the construction of clause 4.6

Australia - June 14 2019 Land and Environment Court of NSW Chief Justice Preston has continued his consideration of how clause 4.6 in local environmental plans should be…

Is a site audit statement worth the ‘paper’ it is written on?

Australia - March 21 2019 In many transactions, site audit statements have become de facto certificates that a condition precedent or condition subsequent in an agreement has…

Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission

Australia - March 8 2019 In Australia, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has exposed remarkable failures in…

Australia’s first native title compensation case: What will the High Court decide?

Australia - March 4 2019 The Timber Creek native title compensation appeals, which were heard by the High Court in September 2018, are widely seen as one of the biggest…

Court upholds concerns over climate change impacts in refusing consent to open cut coal mine

Australia - February 17 2019 In a landmark decision, NSW Land and Environment Court Chief Justice Preston has rejected an application for an open cut mine in the Gloucester…