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The Courier
Unregulated pet bonds scaled back under reformscover any costs that might come from the pet being in the house,” Mr Miller sai
The Courier / Posted 18 hours ago
cover any costs that might come from the pet being in the house,” Mr Miller said. “It’s a real headache to have to go to VCAT and get costs back, and decisions about who can have pets is usually on instinct. “We usually ask for breed... Read more
19h
The Courier
Unregulated pet bonds scaled back under new rental reformscover any costs that might come from the pet being in the house,” Mr Miller sai
The Courier / Posted 19 hours ago
cover any costs that might come from the pet being in the house,” Mr Miller said. “It’s a real headache to have to go to VCAT and get costs back, and decisions about who can have pets is usually on instinct. “We usually ask for breed... Read more
4d
The Courier
150 houses for former Gillies Street caravan park sitemember John O’Sullivan said a requirement for nearby industries to meet industr
The Courier / Posted 4 days ago
member John O’Sullivan said a requirement for nearby industries to meet industrial three conditions was significant in the VCAT approval process. A grain processing plant and a material recycling plant, both in nearby Gregory Street West, have... Read more
4d
The Courier
New rental reforms go to the dogsa week, we were able to get a higher bond, which covers any potential pet damag
The Courier / Posted 4 days ago
a week, we were able to get a higher bond, which covers any potential pet damage,” Mr Lee said. “Often these cases go to VCAT and landlords have to fight to get damage fixed.” Changes to the Rental Tenancies Act 1997 for the reforms are under... Read more
5d
WCNC Charlotte
Man accused of killing bride-to-be pleads not guiltyin Nevada through a combined effort with U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Fo
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 5 days ago
in Nevada through a combined effort with U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force, Nye County Sheriff’s Office, and CMPD’s VCAT unit. While executing a search warrant inside Benner's apartment, detectives seized several items, including matches and... Read more
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The North West Star
Highly-praised new rent laws could hit a stumbling blockthey should give a good reason," Mr Townsend said. Mr Townsend said the change
The North West Star / Posted 6 days ago
they should give a good reason," Mr Townsend said. Mr Townsend said the changes had the potential to reduce the number of VCAT cases where tenants were asked to leave without reason, but tenants needed to be aware of their rights, regardless of... Read more
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7d
Canberra Times
Council pays $250,000 over shoddy apartment build in Brunswick Eastwhile the builder was ordered to pay $321,970. But that was not the end of the
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
while the builder was ordered to pay $321,970. But that was not the end of the dispute. The case again went before VCAT earlier this year when the apartment owners and the owners corporation could not agree how the money should be divided... Read more
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The Age
Council pays $250,000 over shoddy apartment build in Brunswick Eastwhile the builder was ordered to pay $321,970. But that was not the end of the
The Age / Posted 7 days ago
while the builder was ordered to pay $321,970. But that was not the end of the dispute. The case again went before VCAT earlier this year when the apartment owners and the owners corporation could not agree how the money should be divided... Read more
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7d
Sydney Morning Herald
Council pays $250,000 over shoddy apartment build in Brunswick Eastwhile the builder was ordered to pay $321,970. But that was not the end of the
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 7 days ago
while the builder was ordered to pay $321,970. But that was not the end of the dispute. The case again went before VCAT earlier this year when the apartment owners and the owners corporation could not agree how the money should be divided... Read more
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7d
The Border Mail
Dog days over after as all Victorian renters allowed petsallow them to stay on longer leases and make bonds smaller. Under the changes
The Border Mail / Posted 7 days ago
allow them to stay on longer leases and make bonds smaller. Under the changes renters who are refused a pet can appeal to VCAT. Ms Bloomfield said pets enhance people’s lives and with more people renting long-term it makes sense to allow animals... Read more
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8d
Canberra Times
Victoria's new rental laws could face difficulty in the upper housefrom tenants with children than those with pets. Victoria Legal Aid says the c
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
from tenants with children than those with pets. Victoria Legal Aid says the changes could mean fewer disputes end up in VCAT’s already crowded Residential Tenancies List. Photo: Pat Scala “It was accidental damage, I was a bit shocked by it,... Read more
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8d
The Border Mail
Highly-praised new rent laws could hit a stumbling blockthey should give a good reason," Mr Townsend said. Mr Townsend said the change
The Border Mail / Posted 8 days ago
they should give a good reason," Mr Townsend said. Mr Townsend said the changes had the potential to reduce the number of VCAT cases where tenants were asked to leave without reason, but tenants needed to be aware of their rights, regardless of... Read more
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8d
The Age
Victoria's new rental laws could face difficulty in the upper housefrom tenants with children than those with pets. Victoria Legal Aid says the c
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
from tenants with children than those with pets. Victoria Legal Aid says the changes could mean fewer disputes end up in VCAT’s already crowded Residential Tenancies List. Photo: Pat Scala “It was accidental damage, I was a bit shocked by it,... Read more
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8d
Sydney Morning Herald
Victoria's new rental laws could face difficulty in the upper housefrom tenants with children than those with pets. Victoria Legal Aid says the c
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
from tenants with children than those with pets. Victoria Legal Aid says the changes could mean fewer disputes end up in VCAT’s already crowded Residential Tenancies List. Photo: Pat Scala “It was accidental damage, I was a bit shocked by it,... Read more
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10d
The Courier
Dodgy landlords and letting agents face naming, shamingunless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they
The Courier / Posted 10 days ago
unless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they have the right to challenge the listing at VCAT," Mr King said. "[A landlords'] blacklist is open to being abused given disgruntled tenants will be able to unfairly... Read more
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11d
Canberra Times
Dodgy landlord blacklist and ban on rental bidding set to ease renters' woesunless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
unless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they have the right to challenge the listing at VCAT," Mr King said. "[A landlords'] blacklist is open to being abused given disgruntled tenants will be able to unfairly... Read more
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11d
The Courier
Dodgy landlords and letting agents face naming, shamingunless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they
The Courier / Posted 11 days ago
unless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they have the right to challenge the listing at VCAT," Mr King said. "[A landlords'] blacklist is open to being abused given disgruntled tenants will be able to unfairly... Read more
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11d
Herald Sun
Murder acquitted man refused gun licencecriminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the
Herald Sun / Posted 11 days ago
criminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to challenge the ruling but it backed the earlier decisions to refuse the licence. The man had a history of drugs,... Read more
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11d
Weekly Times
Murder acquitted man refused gun licencecriminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the
Weekly Times / Posted 11 days ago
criminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to challenge the ruling but it backed the earlier decisions to refuse the licence. The man had a history of drugs,... Read more
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11d
The Courier Mail
Murder acquitted man refused gun licencecriminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the
The Courier Mail / Posted 11 days ago
criminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to challenge the ruling but it backed the earlier decisions to refuse the licence. The man had a history of drugs,... Read more
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11d
News.com.au
Murder acquitted man refused gun licencecriminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
criminal record and mental health history. The man represented himself at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to challenge the ruling but it backed the earlier decisions to refuse the licence. The man had a history of drugs,... Read more
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11d
Sydney Morning Herald
Dodgy landlord blacklist and ban on rental bidding set to ease renters' woesunless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 11 days ago
unless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they have the right to challenge the listing at VCAT," Mr King said. "[A landlords'] blacklist is open to being abused given disgruntled tenants will be able to unfairly... Read more
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11d
The Age
Dodgy landlord blacklist and ban on rental bidding set to ease renters' woesunless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they
The Age / Posted 11 days ago
unless they owe more than the equivalent of one month's rent and even then they have the right to challenge the listing at VCAT," Mr King said. "[A landlords'] blacklist is open to being abused given disgruntled tenants will be able to unfairly... Read more
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12d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Melbourne offices of alleged tax-evasion mastermind raided by ATOpay his rent, but when they attempted to evict him he commenced proceedings at
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
pay his rent, but when they attempted to evict him he commenced proceedings at Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) seeking access to the office. What is phoenixing? This afternoon ZZZ Accounting's application was refused because... Read more
14d
The Courier
Family entertainment centre shut down for not holding permiteffect on the amenity of the neighbourhood and did not meet Ballarat planning s
The Courier / Posted 14 days ago
effect on the amenity of the neighbourhood and did not meet Ballarat planning scheme requirements The six objectors to the business can also participate in any VCAT proceedings The permit is currently in the appeal period for for a VCAT chall... Read more
14d
The Courier
Family entertainment centre shut down for not holding permiteffect on the amenity of the neighbourhood and did not meet Ballarat planning s
The Courier / Posted 14 days ago
effect on the amenity of the neighbourhood and did not meet Ballarat planning scheme requirements The six objectors to the business can also participate in any VCAT proceedings The permit is currently in the appeal period for for a VCAT chall... Read more
16d
The Courier
Houses set to soar at Buninyongapproach to zoning was inconsistent. “The new zones provide certainty for comm
The Courier / Posted 16 days ago
approach to zoning was inconsistent. “The new zones provide certainty for communities and spell an end to costly trips to VCAT, protect the much-loved Aussie backyard and ensure that Victoria can reap the rewards of population growth,” the... Read more
18d
The Courier
The CBD blocks sitting emptywere lodged by neighbouring residents and therefore the application is currentl
The Courier / Posted 18 days ago
were lodged by neighbouring residents and therefore the application is currently in the third party appeal period to VCAT,” she said. Plans approved in 2012 included a five-storey building for 34 apartments and a medical centre on the ground... Read more
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26d
Canberra Times
Victorians' access to euthanasia could be contested is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing t
Canberra Times / Posted 26 days ago
is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing this option," Professor Owler said. And VCAT would not necessarily have to consider a review request from a person just because they were a family member. "Before... Read more
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The Courier
Victorians' access to euthanasia could be contestedis that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing t
The Courier / Posted 26 days ago
is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing this option," Professor Owler said. And VCAT would not necessarily have to consider a review request from a person just because they were a family member. "Before... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Victorians' access to euthanasia could be contested is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing t
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 26 days ago
is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing this option," Professor Owler said. And VCAT would not necessarily have to consider a review request from a person just because they were a family member. "Before... Read more
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26d
The Age
Victorians' access to euthanasia could be contested is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing t
The Age / Posted 26 days ago
is that family members are very supportive of their person that is undergoing this option," Professor Owler said. And VCAT would not necessarily have to consider a review request from a person just because they were a family member. "Before... Read more
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27d
The Christian Post
Christian School's Policy Banning Sikh Boy's Religious Head Covering Found Discriminatoryso far as it prohibits head gear of a non-Christian faith, could be described a
The Christian Post / Posted 27 days ago
so far as it prohibits head gear of a non-Christian faith, could be described as 'openly discriminatory,'" ABC quoted the VCAT finding as stating. Although the child's family claims that the school had informed them that the application would be... Read more
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27d
BBC News
Sikh boy wins Australia school turban fightfrom non-Christian faiths only on the condition that they do not look like they
BBC News / Posted 27 days ago
from non-Christian faiths only on the condition that they do not look like they practice a non-Christian religion," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. She also said the school could have allowed Sidhak to wear a patka in the uniform... Read more
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28d
Canberra Times
Sidhak and his dad win battle for Sikh boys to wear turban to Christian schoolstudents from non-Christian faiths only on condition that they do not look like
Canberra Times / Posted 28 days ago
students from non-Christian faiths only on condition that they do not look like they practise a non-Christian religion," VCAT member Julie Grainger said. Mr Arora had hoped that his son would start prep at school this year, but the enrolment hit... Read more
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28d
Weekly Times
Victoria’s right first step for farmingsolution to conflicts that have plagued livestock producers, causing suffering
Weekly Times / Posted 28 days ago
solution to conflicts that have plagued livestock producers, causing suffering as they were dragged before councils and VCAT to defend their right to lift productivity and help feed the nation and world. Of course there will be problems and... Read more
28d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Victorian tribunal finds Christian school discriminated against five-year-old Sikh boydiscrimination," he said. "We had thought that we were acting in accordance wi
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 28 days ago
discrimination," he said. "We had thought that we were acting in accordance with the law, and so we respect the finding of VCAT. "Melton Christian College is a Christian school which was founded in order to provide Christian education for those... Read more
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28d
asianage
Tribunal rules Sikh boy can wear turban to Christian school in Australiawear a patka when they tried to enrol him in 2016, Herald Sun reported. The Vi
asianage / Posted 28 days ago
wear a patka when they tried to enrol him in 2016, Herald Sun reported. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled in the parents’ favour, finding the school had discriminated against Sidhak, it said. “Whilst MCC is a Christian... Read more
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28d
Herald Sun
Vic school's turban ban discriminatorya Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
Herald Sun / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. "A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
Weekly Times
Vic school's turban ban discriminatorya Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
Weekly Times / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. "A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
Hindustantimes.com
Sikh family in Australia wins case over son wearing turban to Christian schoolwear a patka when they tried to enrol him in 2016, Herald Sun reported. The Vi
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 28 days ago
wear a patka when they tried to enrol him in 2016, Herald Sun reported. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruled in the parents’ favour, finding the school had discriminated against Sidhak, it said. “Whilst MCC is a Christian... Read more
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28d
Perth Now
Vic school's turban ban discriminatorya Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
Perth Now / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. "A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Vic school's turban ban discriminatorya Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
Adelaide Now / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. "A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
The Courier Mail
Vic school's turban ban discriminatorya Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
The Courier Mail / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. "A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
News.com.au
Vic school’s turban ban discriminatorya Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
News.com.au / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths," VCAT member Julie Grainger found. "A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
Herald Sun
Christian school’s turban ban ‘wrong’a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
Herald Sun / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths,” VCAT member Julie Grainger found. “A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
News.com.au
Christian school’s turban ban ‘wrong’a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts
News.com.au / Posted 28 days ago
a Christian school, it has an open enrolment policy which means that it accepts enrolments of students from other faiths,” VCAT member Julie Grainger found. “A little over 50 per cent of the school community does not identify explicitly as... Read more
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28d
The Border Mail
Sikh boy wins right to wear turban to Christian school42, allows schools to set and enforce "reasonable" standards of dress for stude
The Border Mail / Posted 28 days ago
42, allows schools to set and enforce "reasonable" standards of dress for students in consultation with the community. But VCAT member Julie Grainger said this exemption did not arise, and she was not satisfied that the school took into account the... Read more
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28d
The Courier
Sikh boy wins right to wear turban to Christian schoolIn landmark decision VCAT rules Christian school should not have barred five-ye
The Courier / Posted 28 days ago
In landmark decision VCAT rules Christian school should not have barred five-year-old turban-wearer. A Christian school discriminated against a five-year-old boy when it banned him from wearing a traditional Sikh patka, a child's version of a... Read more
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The Age
Sidhak and his dad win battle for Sikh boys to wear turban to Christian school42, allows schools to set and enforce "reasonable" standards of dress for stude
The Age / Posted 28 days ago
42, allows schools to set and enforce "reasonable" standards of dress for students in consultation with the community. But VCAT member Julie Grainger said this exception did not arise, and she was not satisfied that the school took into account the... Read more
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