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"Mining update: changes to approval processes in Queensland and New South Wales"

Monday August 3, 2015

Land Court Objections for Environmental Authorities re-introduced On Friday 17 July 2015, the State Development and Public Works Organisation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (bill) was passed. The bill was originally introduced into Queensland Parliament by the Minister for Natural Resources and Mines and State Development (Minister) with the stated aim of restoring community objection rights relating to mining developments.
"Bridging the Gap – the new Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act"

Monday August 3, 2015

‘Many parents and schools feel ill-equipped to deal with the challenge of protecting children from online dangers,’ was the conclusion reached by the Federal Government’s Online Safety Working Group in November 2012. Since then, the Group has been working towards enhancing the online safety of children. One outcome has been the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 (Act), which was recently passed by Parliament and will commence operation by 24 September 2015.
"The Mobility of the legal profession?"

Monday August 3, 2015

The Mobility of the legal profession? The legal profession is, by definition, fairly conservative. So:- What do we mean by "mobility of the legal profession"? Whilst the main part of this topic is seen as relating to jurisdictional transfers of ability to practice and the ability to practice in more than one jurisdiction, there are a number of other types of "mobility" which I should not ignore but mention briefly, as relevant, possibly even more relevant to day to day practitioner operations.
"Landlord unsuccessful in challenging independent rental valuation of commercial premises - 122 Pitt Street v Universal 1919"

Monday August 3, 2015

In brief - Landlord unable to prove deficiency in rental valuation and thus bound by it. In the recent case of 122 Pitt Street v Universal 1919, the landlord unsuccessfully challenged the rental value determination of an independent valuer. The NSW Supreme Court found that the parties were bound by the valuer's determination and rejected the landlord's rent proposal.
"The Australian Nonprofit Sector - Legal and Accounting Almanac 2014"

Monday August 3, 2015

The Australian Non-Profit Sector, Legal and Accounting Almanac 2014 Edited by Professor Myles McGreg-Lowndes See ''TROUBLE IN THE HOUSE - RESOLVING INTERNAL DISPUTES IN NONPROFIT ORGANISATIONS'' pages 231-233 by Derek Mortimer, Pricipal, DF Mortimer & Associates This article describes reasons why disputes within not for profit organisations can seem emotionally intractable and difficult for lawyers to advise upon and settle.
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