High Court strikes down restrictions on political donations

21 Dec, 2013

On 18 December 2013, the High Court declared invalid two provisions of the NSW Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 (EFED Act) seeking to limit the making of political donations and electoral communication expenditure. This raises the question of whether…

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New Native Vegetation Regulation to reduce red tape?

16 Dec, 2013

The Native Vegetation Regulation 2013 commenced on 23 September 2013 repealing the Native Vegetation Regulation 2005 and amending the Native Vegetation Act 2003. The new Regulation has been described by the  Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) as the first step…

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The Strata Revolution

12 Dec, 2013

On Friday 2 November 2013 the Minister for Fair Trading, Anthony Roberts, used his address to the Strata Community Australia Convention to outline the State Government’s foreshadowed changes to Strata Legislation.  Much is expected of the review following the State’s extensive consultation…

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