The NSW Land and Environment Court has taken the rare step of imposing a custodial sentence on a landowner who refused to comply with Court’s orders to cease an illegal use of a duplex as … Continued
On 4 July 2016, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a unanimous decision in Secure Parking Pty Ltd v Woollahra Municipal Council  NSWCA 154 (Secure Parking). The case is a significant … Continued
With the ever increasing collection and electronic retention of personal information across both the public and private sector, it is hardly surprising that data security breaches are also becoming more common. Many countries have already … Continued
Regulatory bodies and other statutory decision-makers must ensure, when entering into contracts, they do not impose an unlawful fetter on their statutory discretions. If a contractual term comprises an unlawful fetter on the exercise of … Continued
The contest between the owner of the Hazelwood Coal Mine and Power Generation Facility (Hazelwood) and Latrobe City Council (Latrobe) over who is responsible for a mining diversion drain at Hazelwood Coal Mine has concluded with delivery of judgment from … Continued
In a welcome decision for regulators, the High Court has overturned a decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court which held that the High Court decision in Barbaro v The Queen precludes a … Continued
Earlier this year, the Secretaries Committee on Transformation commissioned a review, led by Barbara Belcher, into whole-of-government internal regulation. This review was intended to examine the regulations the Commonwealth imposes on itself from a perspective … Continued
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