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NEW – Native Vegetation & Biodiversity Planning Provisions

Changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions that update ‘best practice’ biodiversity conservation management principles and controls will become operational in late September 2013. READ MORE – Native Vegetation Planning Provision Memorandum

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Animal Protection

Municipal Councils and the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals [RSPCA] are tasked with enforcing Local Laws and State legislation related to animal keeping and welfare. RSPCA is authorised to enforce the Protection of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 […]

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Roads Law – Dedications

Kellehers continues to find clients challenged by the intricacies of road law. Australian road law emerged in the very early history of the colony and derived from England. It needed to adapt to vast, lonely open spaces and our very […]

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Unloved Land

Unloved and unoccupied land in Victoria usually has a complex history and raises legal issues. Kellehers recommends checks of old land registry records, occupation and use as well as Council’s Road Register. Read More: In-House Briefing Memorandum ~ Unloved Land

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Surrogacy Law ‘Not there yet’

Following his successful presentation at Kellehers Australia’s ‘New Ideas Seminar’ on Legal Issues in International Surrogacy, Nicolas Walker has release a working paper on this topic. This paper considers the complex legal issues raised by surrogacy in Australia. We welcome […]

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Review of the Native Title Act

Our principle, Dr Leonie Kelleher, recently submitted to two reviews of the Native Title Act that are currently underway – one by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and the other by Deloittes. The submissions highlighted a need for serious and urgent review […]

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East West Link

The Victorian Government announced in May that it may compulsorily acquire land for the proposed East-West Link. The Link aims to join EastLink to major Western arterial roads. Stage 1 proposes a road link, partly above ground and partly below […]

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Surrogacy – Nicolas Walker’s ABC appearance

In anticipation of Tomorrow’s first ‘New Ideas’ Seminar on the Legal Issues in International Surrogacy. Nicolas Walker of Kellehers Australia appeared on the ABC’s Radio National program this morning to discuss the extremely complex surrogacy laws. Listen to the Interview: ABC […]

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Special Rates and Charges

For 20 years Kellehers Australia has offered its Special Rates and Charges, Operational Manual for Councils. Over this time, very many Victorian Councils adopted our Operational Manual and enthusiastically praised its clarity, practicality and operational ease. We remain well positioned […]

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Views on National Trust Classified Landscapes

The National Trust of Victoria in 1979 created its register of classified landscapes. Selected for their cultural heritage significance, many have found their way into Planning Schemes and impose strict requirements as to the scale and location of proposed building […]

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