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High Court says no entitlement to workers compensation for sacked public servant
Employees can have their own opinions, but their social media activity must not conflict with their employment duties.
Australia
2 Sep 2019
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A quick reminder that you may be able to override restrictions on development use
Councils' power to ignore a private covenant may be good news for property developers in New South Wales.
Australia
12 Aug 2019
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Airport operators management of kangaroo risk reconsidered
Summary of recent case where sections 5F, 5H and 42 of the Civil Liability Act were applied.
Australia
13 Feb 2019
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Australia
14 Oct 2018
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Existing Queensland Government policies which provide local governments with waste management powers are due to expire, so now is the time to transition to local laws
Local governments should ensure that appropriate local laws cover the matters currently provided for in these policies.
Australia
13 Jun 2018
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Queensland infrastructure planning and charging network – Past, current and future
As the capped framework is much the same for local governments and distributor-retailers, we focus on local governments.
Australia
6 Apr 2018
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Queensland environmental laws prevail over Commonwealth Corporations Act
The Court also held that the liquidators were "executive officer"s to comply with the environmental protection order.
Australia
5 Apr 2018
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Levying and recovering local government rates and charges from landowners
Local governments have the right and the legal power to levy rates and recover overdue amounts from landowners.
Australia
19 Mar 2018
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Risk of harm and foreseeability considerations for public authorities
The Court considered a local authority's liability when a motorcyclist collided with a council installed traffic barrier.
Australia
12 Jul 2017
10
Road blocks to suing a public authority for negligence
There are strict thresholds of reasonableness and knowledge to be met before a public authority can be found negligent.
Australia
5 Jun 2017
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Queensland local government safety failure costs life and fine
A Queensland council was convicted and fined for breaching the WHS Act, after the death of an employee during road works.
Australia
10 May 2017
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Criminal prosecutions for NSW merged councils: A marriage of convenience
Proclamations need to be drafted clearly to transfer criminal liability from one legal person to another legal person.
Australia
8 Mar 2017
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Local councils, recreational facilities and obvious risk in Queensland
Local councils should perform regular risk assessments and observe ongoing public use of their recreational facilities.
Australia
7 Mar 2016
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Victorian parliament makes changes to the Wrongs Act
These amendments, based on VCEC recommendations, aim for fair and consistent operation of personal injury legislation.
Australia
7 Dec 2015
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Royal Commissions and Standing Commissions – what happens if you receive a summons?
Royal Commissions and Standing Commissions have broad and far-reaching powers of investigation so compliance is expected.
Australia
2 Dec 2015
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Councils can be found guilty of misleading or deceptive conduct
Local councils are not exempt from the misleading or deceptive conduct provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act.
Australia
6 May 2015
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Climate change liability: how can Queensland councils protect themselves?
Local councils should offset any potential risks of litigation by asset owners who may be affected by rising sea levels.
Australia
2 Mar 2015
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Should urban planning focus on creativity or amenity?
The recent LGAQ annual conference focused on how local councils could better serve and progress their communities.
Australia
15 Dec 2014
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Review of Queensland's new infrastructure planning and charging framework - Part 2 - state infrastructure provider powers
It is unlikely that we have heard the end of infrastructure charges reform in Queensland and future reform is inevitable
Australia
24 Aug 2014
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Changes to privacy laws - what do they mean for local governments?
Recent changes imposed new requirements on the collection and management of personal information in Australia.
Australia
10 Jun 2014
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