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Welcome to the January edition of our Local Government Briefly.

>   2015 Walking the Talk Seminar
>   Local Government – Consistency: an important pillar of community trust
>   Rural Planning and Development – Non-complying land division
>   Employment – David v Goliath: are unrepresented employees at an advantage in industrial proceedings?
>   Regulatory – liquor licensing “dry areas”: a new approach

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2015 Walking the Talk Seminar

Full-day seminar - 10 April 2015
Crowne Plaza Adelaide


Right advice. Right when you need it.
A timely update on important issues impacting your workplace.

 

Thank you for your recent feedback on the 2014 Norman Waterhouse Walking the Talk seminar.

We are pleased to announce the following outline of topics to be covered at the 2015 Walking the Talk seminar:

  1. Social media, out of hours conduct, and defamation.
  2. Employer obligations under the Return to Work Act 2014.
  3. The crucial ingredients of employment contracts: what gives employers grief?
  4. Managing absences with an ageing workforce.

In addition, and back by popular demand, the seminar will feature a host of guest speakers and our expert panel Q&A.

We want you to have your say on what you want to hear at the 2015 Walking the Talk seminar. If there are any other suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Green on 8217 1306 or agreen@normans.com.au.

We look forward to seeing you at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide on 10 April 2015.



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Local Government – Consistency: an important pillar of community trust

In the nearly three months since the 2014 Local Government elections, Norman Waterhouse legal practitioners have been providing comprehensive and interactive training sessions to elected members, as well as senior staff, in all corners of the State.

A common theme we have encountered in our discussions with council members – both newly elected and re-elected – has been a desire to capitalise upon the ‘fresh start’ provided by the elections, and to serve their community by implementing new ideas as soon as possible.

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Rural Planning and Development – Non-complying land division

In Southam v District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula [2015] SAERDC 1 the Environment Resources and Development Court considered whether a proposed boundary realignment of land straddling zones was non-complying. It also considered whether the division was simply part of “farming” and therefore complying development.

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Employment – David v Goliath: are unrepresented employees at an advantage in industrial proceedings?

It is a longstanding principle that courts and tribunals will give some level of assistance to unrepresented parties in disputes. Industrial commissions are no exception. Given the nature of employment disputes and the resources of the respective parties, it is more often the case that an employer will be represented and the employee will not be, rather than the other way around.

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Regulatory – liquor licensing “dry areas”: a new approach

This month, the State Government’s former system of establishing liquor licensing “dry areas” for the purpose of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (the Act) was replaced by a new system.

Previously, dry areas were established and delineated by the Liquor Licensing (Dry Areas) Regulations 2012 (the former Regulations). However, this system of establishing dry areas through regulations has now been removed from the Act (and, consequently, the former Regulations became obsolete and were impliedly revoked).

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