Fraud and Indefeasibility of title

Savina YangNovember 30th, 2016

Torrens title is a system of land registration, in which a single register is used for each land holding and records all details and interests affecting that land, such as easements, mortgages, caveats etc. This is the system we have been using in Australia since the 1850s. Pursuant to section 42 of the Real Property Act 1900 (NSW) the […]

No More Strata Adjudications

Bianca BarryNovember 30th, 2016

Under the new Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 which commences today, 30 November 2016 (“New Act”), the process of strata adjudication has been done away with. Instead, all strata applications will be determined in hearing by the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal (“Tribunal”).   Under the Strata Schemes Management Act 1996 (“Old Act”), applications for […]

Australia’s First Female Chief Justice of the High Court

Natalee VenegasNovember 29th, 2016

On 29 November 2016 it was announced that Justice Susan Kiefel would replace Chief Justice Robert French as Chief Justice of Australia’s High Court. The High Court was established in 1903 and Chief Justice Kiefel’s appointment marks the end of 113 years of males leading the High Court. She will take office on the first […]