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Thinking| 26 Sep 2019
The Federal Government has revived its ‘big stick’ energy laws by introducing the Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 (Bill) to the House of Representatives. Background The Bill was initially introduced in the House of Representatives on 5 December 2018 following recommendations made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in […]
Thinking| 20 Sep 2019
Arising from the Victorian Government’s broad support for renewable energy and transition to a low-carbon economy...
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 Act 2003 (Act). Following the comments made by the Victorian Supreme Court of […]
Thinking| 31 May 2019
Developers and vendors in Victoria should be aware of new changes to the Sale of Land Act 1962 (Vic) (Act)...
Thinking| 02 Apr 2019
From 15 March 2019, power companies and authorities will need planning approval to build new power lines and electrical sub-stations connecting large-scale electricity generation facilities to the Victorian energy network. The new requirement, created by Amendment VC157, amends the Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) and affects all planning schemes. The key change is that the definition […]