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Upcoming VPELA Article on Significant Social Effect

The following article discusses the Significant Social Effects (SSE) factor in planning permit applications. Decision making around SSE has potential to improve economic outcomes as well as sharpening our focus on how we want to shape our society, its built […]

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Access to Justice in Western Australia: Native Title

Newsflash Kellehers was approached several months ago by descendants of one of the Indigenous peoples of the Western Australian Goldfields. Their story linked to the great Seven Sisters Dreaming, which crosses the entire Australian continent. We immediately sought to find […]

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Publication in Law Institute Journal

An article by Dr Leonie Kelleher and Mr Hubert Algie, ‘A sporting chance – pitfalls for sports facilities’, was published in the Law Institute Journal on 3 April 2018. Click here to read the article, which explores planning and property […]

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Change the Date

Change the Date[1] Newsflash Kellehers Australia are proud to work alongside Australian Aboriginal Communities. We support the ‘change the date’ movement and as such will remain open on 26 January 2018.   Compounding the clash of jurisprudential settings, Australian settlement […]

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ATO: new guidance on tax treatment of long-term construction contracts

ATO: new guidance on tax treatment of long-term construction contracts Newsflash The Commissioner of Taxation recently released a draft ruling, TR 2017/D8, on issues arising from long-term construction contracts. The ruling includes guidance on tax accounting for profits derived and […]

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The Process and Risks of Buying a Boatshed or Beach Box

The Process and Risks of Buying a Boatshed or Beach Box Newsflash With summer approaching, many Victorians turn their minds to relaxing on the beach. A boatshed or beach box on the coast is tempting. These now highly prized and […]

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Compensation for Planning Blight

Compensation for Planning Blight Case Note Barilla v Roads Corporation [2017] VSC 349 This Case Note was originally published in Law Council of Australia, LPS News (Issue 3, Spring 2017) at p. 11 In Victoria, a trigger to compensation for planning blight […]

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Sporting Clubs and Government Land

SPORTING CLUBS AND GOVERNMENT LAND KELLEHERS AUSTRALIA’S FOOTY FEVER NEWSFLASH With Melbourne suffering its usual footy fever, Kellehers turns to sporting clubs. Community sporting clubs rely heavily on support from the government and the broader community. They often occur on […]

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Water Rights as Property

Water Rights as Property[1] Newsflash Kellehers Australia was involved this week in assisting the Law Council of Australia in its submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Integrity of the Water Market in the Murray-Darling Basin. This important Inquiry followed […]

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Challenging Council Rates and Charges

Challenging Council Rates and Charges Newsflash Ratepayers who receive rates notices that appear invalid must act quickly. The power of Councils to levy rates and charges is created, and limited, by Part 8 of the Local Government Act 1975 (Vic) […]

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