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Interpreting reservations of Crown land

NewsFlash ~ Interpreting reservations of Crown land   When the government reserves land for a public purpose through a Crown reservation,[1] the land is typically zoned with a public zone such as the Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ). Once […]

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Mediation and Negotiation in Victorian Planning and Environment Law

Reflections on Mediation in Victorian Planning and Environment Law Having just returned from my time as a faculty member of the International Summer School on Alternative Dispute Resolution [Run jointly by Tulane University (New Orleans, USA) & Humboldt University (Berlin, […]

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Real Estate Agents’ Exclusive Authorities

NewsFlash ~ Real Estate Agents’ Exclusive Authorities Engaging a Real Estate Agent in the sale of your property usually involves signing a standard form Exclusive Auction Authority or a Sole Agency Agreement. Agents often use the standard form produced by […]

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Surveying and the Law

Kellehers Australia’s recent work highlights the connections between the work of lawyers and surveyors. We value our links with the surveying profession, and our achievements show that these connections can be most useful to clients and fellow professionals. In 2016, […]

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Case Note: Real Estate Agent Exclusive Authorities and the Estate Agents Act

Case Note ~ Hamilton Finley Pty Ltd v Aojia Investment Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 319 (7 June 2017)   Justice Elliott   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This case held that where a client of a real estate agent signs a standard form […]

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New Ideas for Significant Social Effect in Victoria

Hubert Algie is an environment and planning lawyer at Kellehers Australia. He was awarded the VPELA Young Professional of the Year Award in 2016 to advance his research into Significant Social Effect within the planning permit process and consider how […]

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Liquor Licenses and Planning

In-House Memorandum  Kellehers continues to tackle difficult and novel legal challenges. The intersection of planning and liquor licensing law is often fraught. Typically, the two regimes are kept separate. The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (the Commission) does […]

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Compulsory acquisition, private property rights, and government accountability

In-House Memorandum ~ Kellehers Australia has expert and specialised knowledge in compulsory acquisition and recently acted in two unusual public acquisition cases. . In general, an ‘acquiring authority’ can only compulsorily acquire a person’s land in accordance with the procedures […]

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Protecting and enforcing rights of way

In-House Memorandum ~ Protecting and enforcing rights of way The owner of any property that enjoys a right of way must enforce it. Rights of way become vulnerable if unused, because they can become extinguished by long periods of abandonment. […]

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The danger and complications caused by old landfills

In-House Memorandum ~ The danger and complications caused by old landfills Old landfills pose a significant danger to the use and development of land. This danger is not restricted to the land on the landfill itself. Neighbouring land can also […]

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