ICAC – new guidelines for direct negotiations

29 Nov, 2018

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has published new guidelines for public sector organisations ‘Direct negotiations: guidelines for managing risks‘ (‘2018 Guidelines‘). The 2018 Guidelines replace the guidelines published by the Commission in 2006 (‘2006 Guidelines‘).

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Protective (or maximum) costs orders in the LEC

20 Nov, 2018

The power of the Land and Environment Court to make protective (or maximum) costs orders – orders which cap the costs that may be recovered by a party from another in litigation  – was considered by Pepper J in the…

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Coastal Reforms Transitional Provisions – Coastal Management SEPP

15 Nov, 2018

The coastal reforms comprising the State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018 (CM SEPP) and the Coastal Management Act 2016 (Act) commenced on 3 April 2018. These reforms repealed the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (Former Act). However, the Act and CM SEPP do not automatically…

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