Monthly Archives: February 2017

Councillors behaving badly – NCAT sanctions over the last 12 months

Over the last 12 months, several Councillors from across NSW have been disciplined for various breaches of their obligations under their respective Council’s Codes of Conduct and for misconduct under the Local Government Act 1993. This blog provides some examples of the NSW Civil … Continue reading

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Restrictions on title of land – how effective are they?

Councils regularly impose conditions on development consents requiring the owner of land to place a restriction to user on the title of land, the effect of which is to limit an aspect of future development on that land. Council is … Continue reading

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Caltex Australia Petroleum is fined a record amount for petrol spill

Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd (Caltex) has been convicted and ordered by the Land and Environment Court to pay a record fine of $400,000 and costs of $450,000 for a petrol spill at its Banksmeadow fuel terminal in Port Botany.

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The NSW Cabinet Reshuffle: What has changed?

On 30 January 2017, the Premier of New South Wales announced changes to the New South Wales Ministry. These were implemented through the Administrative Arrangements (Administration of Acts—General) Order 2017 (‘Administration of Acts Order‘) and the  Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes-Ministers) Order … Continue reading

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