18 February 2021
Noteworthy VCAT and Supreme Court decisions include whether accommodation for the elderly should be defined as a residential aged care facility or retirement village; Court of Appeal refuses leave ...
19 January 2021
On behalf of the editorial committee, we wish our subscribers and friends a prosperous, rewarding and happy 2021. In a whirlwind end to 2020 at VCAT and PPV, we have produced three VCAT editorials ...
22 December 2020
The editorial committee and management team wishes all subscribers and friends a happy Christmas and New Year. 2020 has presented challenges that no-one could foresee, but to the credit of the peop...
30 November 2020
These past few months continue to be busy for the Tribunal and Planning Panels despite the Covid pandemic with many noteworthy decisions and reports released. VCAT highlights include removal of a n...
4 November 2020
We are pleased to announce that VPRs Vols 1 to 47 are now available on Austlii. As well as the VPRs citation, all cases have a VicPRp citation. With the uploading of the VPRs volumes, all Victorian...
26 October 2020
The editorial committee is pleased to announce the release of two VCAT editorials and one PPV editorial. Despite the pandemic, both the Tribunals and Panels are continuing to conduct hearings and d...
24 August 2020
Despite the pandemic and lockdowns, the wheels are still turning at the Tribunal and Planning Panels. Highlights of VCAT Vol 8 No 2 are more on underdevelopment, with an apparent different approach...
22 July 2020
We have commenced series eight of our editorials, meaning we are in the eighth year of our ‘new’ service. Noteworthy Tribunal decisions include whether a camping and caravan park is wha...
8 July 2020
VCAT has announced a number of reforms to the Planning and Environment Division, including the establishment of a new Environment and Resources List and the introduction of Tribunal books. These bo...
9 June 2020
While it appears the number of hearings has declined in recent months during the pandemic, VCAT and PPV continue to release noteworthy decisions and reports. Significant Tribunal decisions include ...
19 May 2020
VCAT has revamped the short cases list to deal quickly and efficiently with the more straightforward cases in the coronavirus environment. Details are on the VCAT web site, see link below. https://...
4 May 2020
The Tribunal continues to hand down decisions in this Covid-19 environment, including a number of decisions made “on the papers”. The editorial committee welcomes the State Government&#...
27 March 2020
Matters may slow down at VCAT with the onset of the Caronavirus, however it has been a busy start to the year with the editorial committee producing two VCAT editorials. Highlights of VCAT Vol 7 No...
24 March 2020
We trust subscribers and friends are staying safe and well. We draw your attention to a VPELA webinar on Technology Tools. Registration due 4pm Tuesday 24 March. See VPELA web site for further deta...
26 February 2020
Noteworthy Tribunal decisions this month include failure of an expert witness to disclose employer relationship; co-location of telecommunication facilities; whether a planning permit is required t...