Case Note: Court of Appeal again finds against worker

In Schembri v State of Victoria, the Court of Appeal rejected the appellant's claim that the jury's verdict for the defendant both in relation to his claim for negligence and breach of statutory duty was against the evidence and t...

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COVID-19 and commercial leases – Victoria issues Regulations to implement the Code

Download PDF - Commercial Leases Regulations - Covid19 Background On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet published a mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) setting out the principles to guide negotiations around the structuring of ...

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Clearing vegetation for bushfire protection

As the Australian fire seasons become longer and more intense, everyone in the community must plan and prepare as best as possible. Property owners are reminded that the majority of structures are lost to ember attack, rather than...

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New Local Government Legislation introduced to Victorian Parliament set to Change CEO Policies

The new Local Government Bill 2019 was introduced into Victorian parliament in mid-November, with the aim of modernising local government regulation. It closely reflects the reforms contained in the Local Government Bill 2018 w...

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New Laws for Workplace Manslaughter in Victoria – Be Prepared

An offence of “workplace manslaughter” is set to be introduced into the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (“OHS Act”) in Victoria. The proposed legislation was introduced on 29 October 2019 and is currently ...

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Succession Law Update – Part IV claims and the meaning of ‘dependent’

The Supreme Court of Victoria has finally provided its written reasons in the matter of Veniou v Equity Trustees Limited [2018] VSC 832, nearly a year after its initial decision to dismiss the matter. The decision is a landmark...

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