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Amid the renewed debate on repealing or amending section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), former Federal Court judge and acting NSW Supreme Court Justice Ronald Sackville AO has proposed key amendments to the legislation. In an upcoming article in Thomson Reuters’ Australian Law Journal, entitled “Anti-Semitism, Hate Speech and Part 2A of ...more
Brand new biodiversity legislation commentary has been added to the Planning & Development Service NSW by author Stefani White. The biodiversity legislation review and draft Bill has been significantly highlighted and is the focus of the August 2016 update of this looseleaf, Westlaw and ProView subscription service. The Independent Biodiversity Legislation Review Panel presented its final report to the New South Wales Government ...more
In Australia’s humble beginnings as an Imperial colony, judicial authority was vested overseas. Even after Federation, the fledgling nation’s decisions were subject to appeals to the Privy Council, sitting across two oceans on the near antipodes of Australia’s shores. That all changed with the passing of the Privy Council (Limitation of Appeals) Act 1968 (Cth) and Privy ...more
We have experienced a technical issue this morning that has resulted in today’s Alert24 emails being generated and delivered without content. We are working to resolve the issue and will re-send alerts as soon as possible with all content. We will update this post with the status of this issue. We apologise for the inconvenience. Update ...more
Greg Stilianou has come on board as the new contributing author for Land Titles Office Practice NSW, a leading reference text to the practice of the New South Wales Registrar-General in administering property legislation. A Senior Solicitor at Land and Property Information (LPI) at the Government of NSW for over nine years, Greg has a range ...more