What you need to know: amendments to the Privacy Act 1988

26 Mar, 2018

The Commonwealth Government’s recent reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 have taken effect, heralding new obligations for a number of organisations across the country. This article will consider what those obligations are, who is affected, and how organisations will be required…

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EPA Act Amendments – An update on building information certificates

19 Mar, 2018

We previously blogged on the amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (Act), and some confusion surrounding the postponement of revised building and subdivision certification provisions. The NSW Government has now amended the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional…

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ALERT – Land-clearing Code declared invalid

9 Mar, 2018

The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales has declared the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2017 (‘Code‘) made under the Local Land Services Act 2013 (‘LLS Act‘) to be “invalid and of no effect”.

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Update – Further extension for the commencement of new Biodiversity Laws

6 Mar, 2018

On 23 February 2018, the Biodiversity Conservation (Savings and Transitional) Amendment Regulation 2018 (Amending Regulation) was released. The Amending Regulation extends the application of the pre 25 August 2017 provisions (‘former provisions’) of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (‘EPA Act‘) relating…

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ALERT – Amendments to EPA Act have commenced

1 Mar, 2018

The amendments proposed to the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) by the Environmental Planning & Assessment Amendment Act 2017 commenced today, with the Environmental Planning and Assessment (Savings, Transitional and Other Provisions) Regulation 2017  (Transitional Regulation) providing that…

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