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Proposed Law Regarding Invasions of Privacy

March 15 2020 On 27 February 2020, the Civil Remedies for Serious Invasions of Privacy Bill 2020 (Bill) was introduced to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly…

Amendments to the EPA Regulation- NSW Planning Portal

July 7 2020 The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Planning Portal) Regulation 2020 commenced on 1 July 2020 and introduced some important changes…

The Application of Anti-Competition and Consumer Laws to Government Authorities: What Functions Involve Carrying on a Business?

July 16 2019 The NSW Civil and Administrative has recently considered the extent to which a local council carries on a business for the purposes of the Fair…

What is best practice when dealing with copyright material?

January 9 2020 The NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has further elaborated on the responsibilities of local councils in dealing with applications for access to…

Correcting duplicity in criminal charges for daily limit contraventions

December 13 2019 A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court highlights the considerations that arise when amending charges defective because of duplicity. A…

A reminder about the enforcement of Local Government Act Orders

September 30 2020 We are often asked to advise clients on the issuing and enforcement of orders pursuant to s124 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act). A recent…

UPDATE - Extension of COVID Prescribed Period and Special Provisions

September 24 2020 We previously posted a blog regarding the enactment of the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Emergency Measures Act) which…

Powers of entry to residential land clarified

September 14 2020 This decision relates to the latest instalment of the cases involving members of the Bobolas family and Waverley Council (‘Council‘) with the Council…

Exempt development creates practical problems for enforcement

August 30 2020 The Land and Environment Court (LEC) was recently required to consider whether certain work was exempt as ‘minor’ works under the State Environmental…

Is it mandatory to consider the biodiversity offsets proposed in a DA ?

August 25 2020 A recent decision by the Land and Environment Court provides some guidance on how a proposal to offset biodiversity impacts must be considered in…