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Anzac Day: COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020

Last Friday, the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Omnibus Act) received royal assent, following an emergency sitting of parliament on Thursday, 23 April 2020. The Act came into operation on Anzac Day, Saturday, 25 April 2020. This legislation provides […]

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COVID-19 Planning Law Adaptation Update

The Victorian planning system remains slow to respond to COVID-19. This NewsFlash updates on three key changes – VCAT process, Liquor control and certain hours of operation permit conditions (Amendment VC181). Changes to VCAT during COVID-19 Anyone experiencing financial hardship […]

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Hubert Algie awarded Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer 2020

Yesterday the Law Council of Australia (LCA) announced that the prestigious 2020 Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year has been awarded to Mr Hubert Algie. Conducted annually by the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the […]

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Town Planning Tips for adapting your business to COVID19

During the COVID-19, business must adapt and innovate to survive. Kellehers Australia is observing two key adaptation models: Incremental Changes to Operations Adjusting operations to limit activity or remain open by whatever means possible: The local café offers takeaway and […]

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Australian Bushfire Response: Adaptation, Planning and Climate Change.

Bushfires continue to rage across the country. Last week the Australian Capital Territory became the latest State to declare a state of emergency. And yet the fire season is not over. Last week’s Bushfire Condolence Motion in Federal Parliament was […]

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Australia Day – Divided

Again, our nation finds itself at Australia Day.  Kellehers Australia has for the past decade, remained open on Australia Day in support of Australia’s First Nations’ Peoples. In respect if, Australians description their offence at celebrating the beginnings of a […]

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Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy inquiry: the prerequisites for nuclear energy in Australia

Historically, Australia has abstained from developing nuclear technology, either as a weapon of warfare or as a ‘clean’ source of energy. Comprehensive Government inquiries undertaken in 2006[1] and 2016[2] into the possibilities, opportunities, risks and challenges from the nuclear cycle […]

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Will the nuclear energy ban remain?

Dr Kelleher addresses the Nuclear Inquiry of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy. Speaking on behalf of the Law Council of Australia and as Deputy Chair of the Australian Environment & Planning Law Group, she […]

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Telling the Truth and not Telling the Truth

Before leaving this NAIDOC 2019 week, with its focus on Truth and Voice and Working Together, we look again at the ‘fork in the road’, so important to Linda Burney. Our NAIDOC NewsFlash last Tuesday told this story[i]. The ‘fork […]

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The indomitable friendship of Reg and Jan

Celebrating friendships which testify to a love of Aboriginal culture, heritage, environment, and a passion of a shared future Today we explore Working Together with long-term working relationships. We tell the stories of Jan Whyte and Reg Dodd: and Johnny […]

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