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Delegation of statutory powers – Express or implied?

When legislation creates a power or discretion, by whom should it be exercised? It is not always practicable for the…

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Public law in brief: Statutory interpretation

In this public law in brief, Will Sharpe and Katherine Cooke look at key aspects of the modern approach to…

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Case note: Smethurst V Commissioner of Police  [2020] HCA 14

High Court weighs up confidentiality, privacy, and public interest considerations in refusing order for destruction of material seized under warrant….

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Highlights of HWL Ebsworth’s Victorian based Government Lawyers’ Conferences

HWL Ebsworth was pleased to once again present its Government Lawyers’ Conference series last month which was attended by close…

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Developers beware – Is your Payment Schedule BIF compliant?

Harsh consequences follow when payment schedules do not meet requirements prescribed by the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (BIF)….

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The importance of strategic direction in planning schemes

A recent Planning Panels Victoria report, Moira C88 (PSA) [2019] PPV 34 (3 June 2019), has highlighted the need for…

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