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Water In Victorian Planning

In-House Memorandum ~ Water in Victorian Planning Water is a fundamental consideration in a wide variety of statutory planning contexts and can be seen as the thread that ties together environmentally-sensitive, sustainable planning and development. Recently changes in Victorian Water […]

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Primary Production

In-House Memo ~ Primary Production Given the significance of food and agriculture, primary production often enjoys particular benefits. One such is the exemption of land used for primary production from land tax. As a result, many commercial endeavours seek primary […]

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Cost Recovery and Growth Corridors

In-House Memorandum ~ Cost Recovery and Growth Corridors Cost recovery is a technique used by government to charge the non-government sector for the provision of government goods and services[1]. This may take the form of fees for goods and services […]

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ABC Radio Interview – Dr Kelleher discusses Indigenous Entrepreneurship and the Native Title Act

Earlier this year Dr Kelleher appeared on the ABC program ‘Speaking out’  were she discussed the outcomes of her PHD titled ‘Schumpeter’s Bahnbrechen Considered in the Light of Native Title Legislation and Indigenous Entrepreneurship’. The interview provides a helpful summary of […]

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Environment – House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment

Our principal Dr Leonie Kelleher gave evidence in Parliament House Canberra before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment presenting with Mr Greg McIntyre QC. A presentation was made in support of the Law Council of Australia’s submission to the […]

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Review of Australian Water Law

In-House Memorandum ~ Review of Australian Water Law   Although traditionally known as the ‘dry continent’, Australia’s environment is intricately linked to water and water systems. The mix of competing demands on Australia’s water from industrial, environmental and individual users […]

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Non-Expert Opinion Evidence

In-House Memorandum ~ Non-Expert Opinion Evidence   Opinion evidence can be an important tool in assessing impressions about facts, community standards, effects and characteristics. However, the rules of evidence must be carefully considered where opinion evidence is relied upon. In […]

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Statutory Context of the Metropolitan Planning Authority

In-House Memorandum ~ Statutory Context of the Metropolitan Planning Authority   In the financial year 2012-13, Melbourne saw the largest population growth of any Australian city, with an increase of 95,000 people[1]. This statistic gives an indication of the significant […]

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Crossovers

In-House Memorandum ~ Crossovers Although a vehicle crossing (or ‘crossover’) is not specifically defined, it is described as “a bridge or crossing over any footpath or channel next to a road to enable a person using the road to have […]

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The Golden Sun Moth

In-House Memorandum ~ A Strategy for the Golden Sun Moth The Golden Sun Moth[1] is a rare and unique species, known for its distinctive clubbed antennae. It is found nowhere else in the world but in NSW, ACT and Victoria. […]

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