Monthly Archives: April 2012

Unlawful use of a ‘dwelling’?

In the recent case of Wollondilly Shire Council v 820 Cawdor Road Pty Ltd [2012] NSWLEC 71, Lloyd AJ of the Land and Environment Court had to decide whether to exercise the Court’s discretion to make orders that would have … Continue reading

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Copyright vs the GIPA Act

In March 2012, the Office of the Information Commissioner (‘OIC’) issued a ‘knowledge update’  on ‘Copyright and compliance with the GIPA Act’ (‘the Update‘). The Update discusses  advice received by the OIC on the relationship between the obligations upon local … Continue reading

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Whether expert reports in Class 1 proceedings can be provided to resident objectors

Justice Biscoe in the Land and Environment Court  recently considered the question of whether an objector in appeal proceedings in the Class 1 jurisdiction of the Court can be provided with expert reports. See Newcastle Muslim Association Incorporated v Newcastle … Continue reading

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ADT allows release of code of conduct investigation report

Further to our post on Hurst v Wagga Wagga City Council [2011] NSWADT 307, the Administrative Decisions Tribunal has recently handed down a judgement on the release of a local government investigation report into allegations of misconduct and maladministration.

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