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Better Apartments – Draft Design Standards – Opportunity for comment

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (‘DELWP’) has prepared Draft Design Standards (‘Draft Standards’), which seek to introduce new…

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Restrictive covenants in Victoria

Can they be varied or removed? What are they? Restrictive covenants are  a tool for protecting neighbourhood character and restricting long…

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Owners corporations and the struggle of short term leasing

‘Short term leasing’ does not always carry a positive connotation. For many apartment owners, the term conjures thoughts of an increased…

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Planning law update – Central built city form review – Amendment C270

The Victorian Minister for Planning announced the Government’s Built City Form Review in September 2015. At the same time, it introduced…

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Deal or no deal? Omitting work and terminating for convenience

As the economic worm turns and principals become increasingly nervous about entering into long term and high value contracts, many are…

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Rewarding employees with bonuses: when discretion gets tricky

Employers need to carefully understand the difficulties which can be faced in determining the entitlement to and calculation of employee bonuses.…

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Is your business ready for the new Australian privacy principles? (part 1)

The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) regulates the collection, use, storage and disclosure of personal information relating to individuals. The…

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High Court confirms recognition and enforcement in Australia of arbitral awards

Advantages of arbitration include the speed at which disputes are resolved, and the confidential nature of the process. However, difficulties can…

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