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PFAS: Ten tips for managing the regulatory fallout
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 15 2017

Regulatory responses to PFAS - an emerging contaminant of concern - are evolving. Interim guidelines have been released in various jurisdictions and

A new biodiversity regime for development in NSW: in a nutshell
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • August 14 2017

A new regime for biodiversity assessment will commence on 25 August 2017, changing the way in which biodiversity impacts are both assessed and

Talking Tax - Issue 89
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia, USA
  • August 11 2017

On 3 August 2017, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) in Academy Cleaning & Security Pty Ltd v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation 2017 FCA 875

Purpose and Implementation - Mandatory Independent Hearing and Assessment Panels (IHAPs) for Sydney Metropolitan and Wollongong Local Councils
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • August 10 2017

On 8 August 2017, Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, and Minister for Local Government, Gabrielle Upton, announced that the NSW

The Supreme Court of Victoria breathes new life into the statutory cap to compensation for financial loss
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 7 2017

This Alert is relevant to acquiring authorities and owners of land who are involved in responding to or making claims for compensation pursuant to

UHSIA v MACH (No 2): What are the considerations for developers?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 4 2017

In the recent NSW Land and Environment Court (LEC) decision of Upper Hunter Sustainable Industries Association Inc v MACH Energy Australia Pty Ltd (No

Environmental due diligence loose ends: buyers and sellers beware
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 3 2017

The recent conviction in NSW of both the new operator and the previous operator of an abattoir for water pollution shows how broad NSW environmental

Citywide biodiversity overlay amendment package
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • August 1 2017

The Brisbane City Council released a Citywide Amendment Package - Biodiversity for public consultation earlier this year and the period for

Council was ordered to pay the applicant’s costs insofar as it related to a hearing to determine whether conditions ought to be included in a development approval for a residential development in Morayfield.
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • July 31 2017

The Planning and Environment Court in the matter of Wust v Moreton Bay Regional Council (No. 2) 2017 QPEC 36 made an order requiring the Moreton Bay

Historical polluters of land being held liable to compensate current occupiers
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • July 28 2017

Court of Appeal confirms that historical polluters of land can be held liable to compensate current occupiers for the cost of clean up works required