The NSW Parliament has recently passed new legislation in relation to combustible cladding, being the Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment (Identification of Buildings with External Combustible Cladding) Regulation 2018.
2017 will be remembered as the year of countless submissions to the government for legislative change, and of the rise of vexatious lot owners who have learnt to abuse the dispute resolution service provided by the Commissioner’s Office.
Recently, I attended the SCA National Conference in Hobart where I spoke about the importance of not only growing resilience in yourself but also teaching resilience in the workplace so that it becomes a fabric of the business and the way that we service our clients.
The High Court of Australia has recently ruled that the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) did not have the power to resolve a dispute between residents of different States: Burns v Corbett; Burns v Gaynor  HCA 15. Australia’s Constitution re
For most body corporate managers (excluding those based in Brisbane*), a fairly ordinary looking blue and white document issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines would have recently appeared in mail boxes across Queensland for each of the schemes they manage.
For many stakeholders in a strata community, the annual general meeting is their time to shine. They submitted their motions long ago, they knocked on the doors of their friendly neighbours to ask for their support, and they have visualised how they will make their strong points when having thei