Causes of Environmental Litigation and How it is Being Pursued in the US to Mitigate Climate Change

The Honourable Justice Brian Preston SC, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of NSW, presented his paper “Using Environmental rights to address climate change” at the Law Council’s Future of Environmental Law Symp...

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Nuclear Energy and Waste in Australia

Australian law currently prohibits nuclear power generation. The only use of nuclear technology in Australia is for medical and research purposes. Australia's only nuclear facility operated by the Australian Nuclear Science and T...

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What (and Where) to Know About New Recommended Apartment Sizes in NSW

New state planning rules in NSW have freed up design options for multi-residential units in NSW to help improve housing affordability and supply. In the Sydney area, six local councils (Waverley, The Hills, Botany Bay, Rockdale, ...

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Landlords May be Liable for a Tenant’s Failure to Comply with Planning Laws

A recent decision in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Hume CC v Ecotec Woodwaste Pty Ltd [2015] VCAT 599 ("Hume") has again highlighted the strict liability application of section 126 of the Planning and Environ...

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New Strict Waste Tyre and Asbestos Requirements from 1 July 2015

On 1 July 2015, new monitoring and licensing requirements commenced for waste tyres and asbestos waste within New South Wales. Consignors, transporters and occupiers of premises that receive waste tyres and asbestos waste should n...

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Waste Facilities Reporting Requirements

As of 1 August 2015, all waste facilities, including waste facilities that do not pay waste levy contributions, must now annually report the amount of waste handled, in accordance with the Waste Levy Guidelines. The new reporting ...

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