In a Report tabled in the Victorian Parliament on 9 August 2017, the Commission of Inquiry into the Ararat Rural City Council has found that the Council failed to act in the interest of the … Continued
On Wednesday the Sydney Public Reserves (Public Safety) Bill 2017 (Bill), which was introduced into the NSW Parliament only the day before, passed through both houses of the NSW Parliament without amendment. It is anticipated … Continued
The NSW Government has again raised the prospect of stripping councils of their powers to determine individual planning applications. Instead, independent panels would be established to assess and determine such matters. Councils would retain responsibility … Continued
The long awaited decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in Yarra City Council vs MFESB was handed down yesterday on 26 July 2017. The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the liability of polluters of land under the … Continued
It is reported that the owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website has agreed to pay A$14.3 million to settle a US class action bought by 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in … Continued
The Andrews Government has appointed a Commission of Inquiry to consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the Rural Shire of Ararat’s rating strategy and the Council’s administrative capacity. The Government’s intervention, on 23 June, followed … Continued
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