New NSW Protection of the Environment Operations Waste Regulations: 12 Areas of Staged Change from 1 November 2014

On 17 October 2014 the Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2014 was enacted, which will replace the previous Protection of the Environment Operations (Waste) Regulation 2005 from 1 November 2014. The 2014...

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Rural Fire Service 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice in NSW

The 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Code of Practice (10/50 Code) was introduced on 1 August 2014, in response to the 2013 bushfires. The 10/50 Code relates to residential properties, and high-risk facilities' including childcare centre...

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State not Liable for Criminal Acts Committed by Teacher

The recent decision of case JK V State of New South Wales [2014] NSWSC 1084 considers the vexed question as to whether an institutional body may be vicariously liable for criminal conduct of its employees, a question which had bee...

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El Boustani – Where to from here for Compulsory Acquisitions?

Double trouble in compensation El Boustani v The Minister administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 [2014] NSWCA 33 (El Boustani) marks a significant change in the approach to how compensation is awarded in...

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Planning Reform Setback – Codes Out, Confusion In

The NSW Premier and the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure last week signalled major changes to the application of development codes to new projects. The changes are set to eviscerate much of the potential of the White Paper...

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A New Planning System for NSW

In May this year, the NSW Government released its long-awaited White Paper on Planning Reform in NSW and Draft Exposure Bills aimed at creating a new planning system for NSW. Subsequently, Hunt & Hunt held two workshops in Syd...

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