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29 May 2020 | Compensation considerations for resources authorities in light of local government rates decision

A recent case from the Land Appeal Court of Queensland highlights that local government rates may need to be considered when assessing the amount of compensation payable to the landowner.
25 May 2020 | Chris Drury, a 2021 Best Lawyers "Lawyer Of The Year Award" winner

We chat with Chris about COVID-19 affecting Councils, how his job is sometimes telling Councils what they don't want to hear, books that inspire him and more.
22 May 2020 | All States COVID-19 - implementation of national leasing code

We've summarised the provisions in each jurisdictions' legislation and included the relevant principles in the Code that apply to those specific categories.
22 May 2020 | Lapsing of development consents

New NSW Regulation says doing certain preliminary work (including soil or water testing or surveying) isn't enough to stop a development consent from lapsing.
22 May 2020 | Workplace COVID-19 regular wrap-up

This update considers the question - can workers access paid personal, carer's and compassionate leave while stood down? We also look at recent developments from the Fair Work Commission.
15 May 2020 | Covid-19 and Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

Alan McKelvey and Naomi Simmons look at newly passed NSW legislation affecting the EPA Act and the Local Government Act during COVID-19.
06 May 2020 | Hospitality finance in troubled times

How can lenders to the COVID-19 hit hospitality sector approach a return to compliance and restoration of the regular payment obligations?
06 May 2020 | Recent case – deferred commencement consent conditions

The Land and Environment Court upheld an appeal against a decision granting consent to development for extensions to an existing seniors housing development.
04 May 2020 | Update on COVID-19 legislation of relevance to local government

The NSW Government is helping Councils during this time by allowing electronic witnessing of documents, electronic notification of planning matters and more.
21 April 2020 | Are blue skies ahead for M&A deal-making in Australia?

Eresha De Zoysa writes that M&A dealmakers can seize on opportunistic deals, trusted advisers can help with buy and sell side deals and sentiment is changing.


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