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Changes to Cladding Laws

Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018 commence on 22 October 2018. This new legislation requires that owners of certain types of buildings must check for external combustible cladding and register affected buildings. These new laws apply to both new and existing buildings. Cladding types External combustible cladding means: any cladding or cladding system comprising metal composite panels, including aluminium, zinc and copper, that is applied to any of the building’s external walls or to any other external area of the […]

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Driver Disqualification Update

  From 28 October 2017, major changes in relation to licence disqualification laws will take place. People who commit offences such as driving while unlicensed, suspended, cancelled or disqualified will have maximum penalties and disqualification periods reduced. The Court will also have the power to decide when the disqualification will start (i.e. it won’t automatically be in addition to any suspension already being served). Disqualification periods can be lifted after a period of good behaviour with no other traffic offences (either 2 or 4 years depending on the type of […]

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Duffy Elliott Lawyers liquor licensing Dubbo

Expre$$o Martini’s – Liquor Licences could offer local café owners expansion opportunity.

Are you a local restaurant or café owner looking to expand your business through a Liquor Licence or Primary Service Authorisation? Duffy Elliott Lawyers can help you. A liquor licence isn’t just for pubs and clubs, in fact there are eight different classes of liquor licences. An On-premises liquor licence allows alcohol to be sold with, or ancillary to, another product or service that is sold, supplied or provided to people on the premises. The major difference between a hotel licence (for a Pub) and an on premises licence is […]

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