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Real estate| 30 Mar 2020
As of 30 March 2020, some states have passed legislation giving additional powers to the government in respect of retail and commercial leases. These powers have not yet been exercised. Landlords of retail and commercial leases presently have their usual powers of ...
Thinking| 30 Jul 2019
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has recently handed down the decision of Phillips v Abel  VCAT 1031 which continues the trend of pushing the boundary of what had traditionally been considered ‘retail premises’ for the purposes of the Retail Leases ...
Thinking| 26 Apr 2018
Last week’s High Court decision in Burns v Corbett (2018) HCA 15 is likely to have far-reaching consequences for disputes in the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) where one party resides outside of Victoria.
Thinking| 10 Aug 2016
Following our update Public land managers – are you aware of the new Aboriginal cultural heritage land management agreements?, the Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Regulations 2016 (Vic) (Regulations) have been passed and set the standards and conditions for preparing an Aboriginal Cultural heritage ...
Thinking| 04 Aug 2016
The Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) (Act) introduces a new form of agreement to minimise the need for numerous permits where public land managers seek to conduct low to medium impact works on public land.