The Turnbull Government has introduced a bill to abolish the limited merits review regime under the National Electricity and Gas Laws.
This decision is welcome news for those pushing for a different approach to fixing penalties in the consumer law arena.
The Supreme Court has refused an application to modify a single dwelling covenant to allow a 21 apartment development in Thomastown
In Clare & Ors v Bedelis AsJ Derham found that a house built using a wooden sub-frame, did not breach a building materials covenant
In Gardencity Altona v Grech Lansdowne AJ refused an application to remove a covenant requiring the main walls of any dwelling or shop on the land to be of brick and/or stone
Once again, we’ve seen the importance of choosing an appropriately experienced town planner when applying to the Supreme Court for the modification of a restrictive covenant
Questions of public international law do not, alas, arise regularly in the daily legal practice of most Australian lawyers
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