Upcoming changes to statutory declarations and affidavits

16 Feb, 2012

Amendments to the Oaths Act 1900 by the Identification Legislation Amendment Act 2011 beginning on 30 April 2012, means that there will be additional requirements to confirm the identity of persons when taking and receiving statutory declarations and affidavits.

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Commonwealth grant funding, Councils and the Constitution

15 Feb, 2012

In a pragmatic final report by the Federal Government’s Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of Local Government published in December 2011 (Report), the panel recommends a minimalist change to the Constitution at a referendum in 2013 which would overcome…

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‘Paper subdivisions’ – A step closer

10 Feb, 2012

The Planning Minister today issued a media release regarding ‘paper subdivisions’. This follows on from the release for comment of draft amendments to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2000 (EPA Reg) dealing with ‘paper subdivisions’. ‘Paper subdivisions’ are not…

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