This Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following content: “Restorative justice intervention in a compulsory acquisition context: Applicability” – Mark Hamilton; “Human rights cities – how does Australia fare?” – Hanna Jaireth; and Local Government & Planning Law Guide cases.
The latest Part of the Property Law Review includes the following content: “Strata scheme termination reforms and compulsory acquisition” – Cassandra Campbell; “Contractual damages and post-Sidhu proprietary estoppel: A further blow to the Statute of Frauds?” – Wei Wen; Consumer Issues: “The evolving discourse as to whether animals are property” – Lynden Griggs; Singapore: “Recent developments: Subterranean and cyber space” – Kelvin Low; South Africa: “Extinction of a praedial servitude of light” – PJ Badenhorst; New South Wales: “The omitted easement exception to indefeasiblity: Registrar-General of New South Wales v Jea Holdings (Aust) Pty Ltd” – Ken Kanjian; Queensland: “Email negotiations form a binding land contract without a “signature”” – Sharon Christensen; “Compulsory acquisition and a survey plan: Tenants must protect their rights” – Sebastian Greenway; South Australia: “Caveats and competing equitable mortgages: Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Psevdos” – Paul Babie.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes the following articles: “Comity and consistency: What role should “the two C’s” play in determining class 1 development appeals in the Land and Environment Court?” – Guy J Dwyer; and “Orgies of seizure and violence: Compulsory acquisition and private sector redevelopment – lessons for Australia” – Melissa Pocock. Also in this Part are the following sections: Policy and Practice: “Reconciling planning and environmental law and policy” – Glen McLeod; Digest of Cases; and Local Government and Planning Law Guide Cases.
The latest Part of the Local Government Law Journal includes an article by Melissa Pocock which analyses the prohibition on local governments to use compulsory acquisition to assemble large-scale inner urban sites for redevelopment by the private sector. Also in this Part is a Policy and Practice section by Paul Leadbeter which discusses possible impacts for local government from planning reform in South Australia; a digest of cases and the Local Government Planning & Law Guide Cases.
The latest Part of the Australian GST Journal publishes the following material: “GST and compulsory acquisitions of land: Can you have an “involuntary supply”?” – Christopher Sievers; “Eliminating the impossible – Australian GST, residential premises, and the improbable solution” – Naomi Kewley; Case Note: “Qantas: A landmark case or deja vu?”; Book Review: “The Future of Indirect Taxation: Recent Trends in VAT and GST Systems Around the World” by T Ecker, M Lang and I Lejeune.
The March 2011 issue of The Australian Law Journal contains a range of section notes on topics such as Aboriginal sentencing, contempt of court issues, easements, Kosovo’s declaration of independence, and the negligence of solicitors in preparing wills. It also features an articles from Chief Justice Robert French on comparative legal systems, and articles on family law and compulsory acquisition.
By Maureen Peatman. Councils throughout New South Wales have wide powers of compulsory acquisition for the purpose of exercising any of their functions. The legislature put a fetter on councils’ power of compulsory acquisition: councils may not acquire land by compulsory process without the approval of the owner of the land if it is being acquired for the purpose of resale.