Publications

Energy update – Victorian embedded networks

The Victorian Government has today released its final determination on exemptions for embedded networks, with the intention that there will be a new exemption order issued replacing the previous “General Exemption” order in council applicable to Victorian embedded networks and on-selling. The final paper contemplates adopting multiple “deemed / registrable / individual” classes along the … Read more


Eliminating unfair contract terms in small business lending contracts

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has issued a joint media release (accessible here) welcoming the changes agreed to by the big four banks to eliminate unfair contract terms in small business lending contracts. The changes will be applied by the big four banks … Read more


Banking & Finance Disputes Monthly – August 2017

The use of cheques reached its peak in 1995 but since then has been in decline as we transition to electronic payment alternatives. Despite their decline, cheques are not extinct and are not immune to the potential chain of events that can adversely impact funds that are the subject of the cheque during the period … Read more


Planning, Environment and Government Newsletter – August 2017

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of HWL Ebsworth’s Planning, Environment and Government e’Newsletter for New South Wales. We trust that you will find the information in this edition useful, timely and practical. HWL Ebsworth’s Planning, Environment and Government Group offer strong planning advisory expertise and a forward thinking approach to planning and environmental law. … Read more


New Housing Code in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (Codes SEPP) allows home owners to develop property without lodging development applications with Council where the development is classified either as exempt, requiring no consent, or complying, requiring certification from an accredited certifier or Council. On Friday 16 June 2017, the NSW Department of … Read more