Monthly Archives: March 2019

Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

The Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (‘Bill’) is currently being considered by the Australian Parliament. The Bill was read for a second time in the House of Representatives on 21 February 2019 by the Attorney-General following which debate was adjourned. The next … Continue reading

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New Practice Note for Class 3 Compensation Claims in NSW Land and Environment Court

The Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales has issued a new Practice Note for Class 3 Compensation Claims proceedings relating to the acquisition of land (‘Practice Note‘).

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Cyber Security and Local Government: Managing IT Providers

The use of  information technology  systems for internal management functions, to provide services and information to their communities and to exercise regulatory functions is integral to the day to day operation of governmental organisations. External providers are commonly used to … Continue reading

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How much is native title worth? – landmark High Court case

Yesterday, in a landmark decision, the High Court of Australia determined the amount of compensation payable to a native title group for both economic and cultural loss. The Northern Territory of Australia was ordered to pay a total of $2,530,350 … Continue reading

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The importance of proper investigation technique – A Council’s investigation process challenged in the LEC

A recent decision of the Land and Environment Court examined the way in which a Council investigating officer interviewed witnesses, and how the conduct of that officer ultimately affected the evidence relied on by the prosecutor. The decision provides useful guidance … Continue reading

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