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Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

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Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … Continued

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  • NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know?

    The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

  • Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission

    In Australia, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has exposed remarkable failures in risk management, compliance and culture that have claimed the careers of a number of senior … Continued

  • VPPs amended to implement new ICP public land contributions model

    Introduction VC146 was approved by the Minister for Planning on 2 May 2018 and gazetted on 15 May 2018. It amends all planning schemes in Victoria, notably by: introducing a new overlay, the Infrastructure Contributions … Continued

  • Garden area requirement gets a clipping

    Amendment VC143 (Amendment) was gazetted on 15 May 2018. It seeks to improve the operation of the minimum garden area (introduced by Amendment VC110 in March 2017) by (among other things): amending the current definition … Continued

  • The first tranche of EPA legislative reform

    The Environment Protection Act 2017 (Amending Act) received royal assent on 24 October 2017. This is the first phase of the Environment Protection Authority of Victoria’s (EPA) proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 1970. … Continued

  • VCAT says yes to zero car parking

    Metropolitan Melbourne may finally be ready for genuinely sustainable housing. While the planning industry has given theoretical support for reducing our reliance on the private car for some years, decisions putting this policy into practice have been … Continued

  • Victorian Government commits to ‘overhaul’ of the EPA

    A Ministerial Advisory Committee was appointed in May 2015 to undertake an independent inquiry into the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). The Committee, chaired by Penny Armytage, provided its report to the Minister in March 2016. The … Continued

  • Council win over responsibility for Hazelwood Mine drain

    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

  • Minister approves Environmentally Sustainable Development policies

    The Minister for Planning has announced the approval of the ‘Environmentally Efficient Design Local Planning Policies’ for six metropolitan councils (gazetted as the ‘Environmentally Sustainable Development’ (ESD) policies). The announcement follows the release of the combined … Continued

  • Electricity Supply Amendment (Energy Savings Scheme) Bill 2015 (NSW)

    In our September 2015 Sustainability and Climate Change Quarterly update, we commented on the possible alignment of State Energy Efficiency Schemes (ESS).  Our September 2015 update can be viewed here. As foreshadowed, on 13 October … Continued