On 27 October 2017, the High Court ruled on the validity of the election of a number of Federal politicians to the Senate and the House of Representatives in the ‘Citizenship case’. The High Court found a … Continued
It is all too easy to be beaten by the timeframes that lead to legislative instruments sunsetting, with unintended results. In this article we remind Commonwealth agencies of the systems needed to avoid this, and of the … Continued
On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)’s unfair contract terms regime began applying to ‘small business contracts’. This change has the potential to impact local government as it gives ‘small businesses’ the ability … Continued
As of 12 midnight last night, the election period commenced. This means that, from midnight last night until 6:00pm on 22 October 2016, councils must observe the relevant restrictions imposed by the Local Government Act … 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
We have previously written about the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014 (RP Act) which was enacted in June 2014. As many of you will be aware, the RP Act provides a framework of standard … Continued
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