On 15 April 2013, the Victorian State Government provided its official response ("Response") to the recommendations of the Potentially Contaminated Land Advisory Committee's Report ("Report"). The Response is a key step in clarifying and streamlining the existing regulatory frameworks for identifying and managing contaminated sites.
On Monday 6 May 2013, the Minister for Planning after consideration of the Reformed Zones Ministerial Advisory Committee's recommendations released final details of reforms to the Commercial and Industrial zones.
The High Court has expanded the applicability of the proportionate liability legislation by broadly interpreting the requirement that the loss and damage caused by each concurrent wrongdoer must be the same loss and damage.
Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce AO is the independent investigator receiving submissions about workplace bullying and other unreasonable behaviour by both current and former CSIRO staff members and affiliates. Submissions can be made until 7 June 2013.
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is proud to have had a significant number of representatives recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia 2013 list, as published recently by Best Lawyers International and the Australian Financial Review.