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Environmental Law Section – 40th Anniversary Dinner

Last night, the Environmental Law Section (ELS) of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) celebrated its 40th Anniversary.  Celebrations were held at the LIV William Street premises in Melbourne. Our Kellehers Australia lawyer, Hubert Algie, chaired the evening. Hubert opened […]

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Drawing the Boundaries | Mediation and Negotiation for Surveyors

Recently, Hubert Algie was asked to present at the Institute of Surveyors Victoria (ISV) Summer Seminar 2019 conference on the topic of mediation and negotiation. This invitation followed a newsflash earlier this year on the topic (See article here). The […]

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Change The Date 

Australia Day is marked by many as a celebration of Australian identity and culture. However, it deeply troubles many Australians, particularly Aboriginal Australians. The date coincides with events on 26 January 1788 at Sydney Cove which mark the symbolic act […]

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School strike for climate

– Treasury Gardens, Melbourne Several thousand school-aged, primary and secondary students gathered in Melbourne today on the lawns of the Treasury gardens. Skateboards and school uniforms mingled with the bronzed statutes of Victoria’s longest-serving premiers. Students raised placards and chanted […]

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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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