The Castle-style arguments

Recent cases on the Just Terms Act The iconic Australian satire The Castle follows an Australian family who successfully challenged a compulsory acquisition of their land. One of the arguments comically portrayed in the film was that the acquisition was against the ‘vibe’ of the law. Two cases recently handed down by the Land and…

Compulsory acquisitions and compensation for relocation costs

There seems to be a lot of interesting jurisprudence emerging from compulsory acquisition cases at present. We promise to provide updates on broader planning and environmental law issues in NSW, but we couldn’t resist posting about the Court of Appeal’s judgment in El Boustani v The Minister Administering the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979…