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Open Courts

In-House Memorandum ~ Open Courts Open justice is central to our legal system[1] but persons in danger, or highly vulnerable or traumatised individuals, may seek protection through orders to close the court or suppress name(s). This may occur, for example, […]

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Live Music Reforms The Agent of Change

In-House Memorandum ~ Live Music Reforms: The Agent of Change An important ‘Agent of Change’ principle is now taking shape in relation to live music in bars and pubs. The principle places the onus for remedial measures on the party […]

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Significant Social Effect – A Mandatory Planning Consideration

Kellehers Australia was recently involved in what we understand is the first VCAT ‘social effects’ decision since this became a mandatory consideration in planning applications. The decision was delivered last week in Rutherford & Ors v Hume CC (includes Summary) […]

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Commonwealth Submission – Threat Abatement Plan (Chytrid Fungus)

Kellehers Australia has become involved in growth area planning and, particularly, in issues concerning the Listed Endangered Species Litoria raniformis (Growling Grass Frog). The frog currently faces significant risk brought about by the Chytrid Fungus. It is said by DEPI […]

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International Surrogacy

In-House Memorandum ~ International Surrogacy The Family Court case of Fisher-Oakley v Kittur[1] earlier this year again raised grave concerns as to issues surrounding international surrogacy. The case concerned an application by a gay couple known as Mr X and […]

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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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