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Objector Rights – Time for Review?

“I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date!” Is it time to reconsider Councils requirement to give notice of its decisions to objectors? Objector rights are a fundamental part of the Victorian Planning System. However, recent amendments to the […]

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Wind Farms and Aviation

Wind Farms and Aviation: Newsflash Update Today’s Panel Report for the proposed Golden Plains Wind Farm contained interesting new approaches to balancing wind energy and aviation. Kellehers Australia recently assisted a submission that articulated the impact of three turbines close […]

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Competing Issues – Wind Farms in Victoria

Wind Farms & Competing Issues Newsflash New wind farm approvals across Victoria seek to achieve a significant increase in Victoria’s renewable energy capacity, greater reliability to Victoria’s electricity network and attainment of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target. Despite energy benefits, Victorian […]

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Landmark Climate Change Ruling – Urgenda (Netherlands)

On 9 October 2018, in a landmark decision, the Hague Court of Appeal confirmed that the Government of the Netherlands was failing its duty of care to the current generation of Dutch nationals by not acting decisively to reduce greenhouse […]

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Climate Change – October 2018 – U.N. Special Report

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report 2018[i] The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change was formally approved and accepted at Incheon, Korea last Saturday. The Report presents alarming findings on global risks of continued inadequate response to climate change. […]

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Regulatory Capture – Scandals and Regulators

SCANDALS AND REGULATORS Recent high profile media exposés, revealed major scandals in the banking, insurance and aged care systems.  Now facing Royal Commissions, they highlight obvious failures by regulators to curb illegal action and excess. The recent issues sit alongside […]

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Negotiation and Mediation in Berlin

The techniques and skills required to negotiate or mediate (legal) problems are often overlooked or misunderstood. These skills are well understood by the Kellehers team and deployed regularly for our clients. In recognition of his experience in this field, Hubert […]

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Super Funds & Climate Change

Mark McVeigh v Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Limited Superannuation savings are an integral component to any individuals’ long-term financial security and future provision for family upon death. The compulsory employer contributions and optional personal contributions are often the base for […]

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2018 Planning Reforms to Agriculture

Newsflash In June 2018, the Victorian Government announced new planning changes that seek to provide clearer land use definitions and risk-based planning controls for various agricultural activities. The reforms will come into operation when gazetted in September 2018. The new […]

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NAIDOC Week Day 5 – Today We Honor Nora Beralda

NORA BERALDA [1] Nora Beralda (Bralda) was an Arabunna woman. We acknowledge the honor bestowed on us by her grandson, Reg Dodd, in permitting us to tell her story and include his personal recollections. Kellehers declares a personal interest in […]

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