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NAIDOC Week day 1 – Today We Honour – Mrs Nancy Egan and Mrs Jackson Stuart

Mrs Nancy Egan and Mrs Jackson Stuart[i] Mrs Nancy Egan and Mrs Jackson Stuart are Victorian Aboriginal women who played a vital role in the preservation of their People’s language. Mrs Nancy Egan was a Wemba Wemba woman.  Mrs Jackson […]

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“(Anti)-Social Media in contested hearings and online amenity impact”

Negative online behavior is increasingly a part of hotly contested local ‘real world’ disputes. This reflects the wider social issue of how clear lines can be drawn between online and offline behaviour. Kellehers Australia recently ran a fascinating case considering […]

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Yale Writers’ Workshop

Important messages need stories told well. Our principal, Dr Kelleher, thought the ideas of her PhD might be best told to children. So, acceptance into the Yale Writers’ Workshop was a chance to play with this. A children’s picture book […]

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Aboriginal stories – Aboriginal intangible heritage

NewsFlash The Victorian Government in 2016 amended the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (‘AH Act’) to include ‘Aboriginal intangible heritage’. The amendments significantly expand the aspects of Aboriginal cultural heritage that receive protection under the AH Act. Previously, the AH Act […]

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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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Turandurey, Kitty and the Surveyor (Major Mitchell)

Following the lives of Turandurey and Kitty, Dr Leonie Kelleher’s recent article in Traverse, the journal of the Victorian Division of the Institute of Surveyors, shares her research on the cohort of Aboriginals who accompanied and guided Major Mitchell on […]

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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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