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Kellehers Australia is a small, specialist, boutique firm in environment, planning and local government law. A firm of outstanding repute, we make a positive contribution to the environment, planning and justice in Australia. A career at Kellehers Australia provides a […]

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Graduate Lawyer Hubert Algie wins VPELA 2016 Young Professional Award to advance social planning policy in Victoria

On Friday 13 May 2016 our Mr Hubert Algie was awarded the prestigious VPELA 2016 Young Professionals Award. The award enables Mr Algie to advance his existing research into significant social effect policy in Victoria’s planning system. “I became passionate […]

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Dr Kelleher wins Ballarat Heritage Award with ‘internationally significant’ pro-bono work

On Tuesday May 3 2016 Richmond lawyer Dr Leonie Kelleher was awarded the National Trust and City of Ballarat, Heritage Award for her outstanding pro bono contribution to “Heritage Innovation”. ‘Of international significance’ the judges said, she uncovered the role […]

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Kellehers Australia and Dr Leonie Kelleher are Finalists for the 2016 Ballarat Heritage Awards!

In 2014 Kellehers Australia led a team to locate a site of national significance at Ballarat. Kellehers Australia sought to bring together original documents and images, with a multi-disciplinary team, to locate a very important Ballarat heritage site, the precise […]

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IVF Checklist

Kellehers Australia has developed a checklist for persons involved with IVF. The checklist is with the link. Access the list by clicking the following IVF Agreement Checklist

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Burial Rights

In-House Memorandum ~ Burial Rights The common grave of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in St. Marx Cemetary, Vienna, was subject to excavation after 10 years, unlike the graves of aristocrats[1]. In Australian law, the right to remain buried does not last […]

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Significant Social Effect – Further changes

In-House Memorandum ~ Significant Social Effect – Further changes Significant social effects were introduced as a mandatory consideration in permit applications and planning scheme amendments in 2013.  Our earlier work, including the ‘test’ case of Rutherford[1], that we conducted, explored […]

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What Is ‘Necessary’?

 In-House Memorandum ~ What is ‘Necessary’? The meaning of the simple term ‘necessary’ is not straightforward. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “that which cannot be dispensed with or done without; requisite, essential, needful”.  It does not mean merely […]

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Constructed wetlands – a snapshot of recent and important cases

 In-House Memorandum ~ Constructed wetlands – a snapshot of recent and important cases Constructed wetlands are increasingly becoming core components of urban and peri-urban development and water treatment approvals. All too often legal issues associated with wetland design, development and […]

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Groundwater Checklist

Groundwater procedures can be complex.  Kellehers Australia is skilled in this area.  Our client CHECKLIST helps target key legal aspects, procedures and important information.  Please call us with any queries Are you: A commercial producer needing groundwater; or Concerned about […]

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