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New smoke alarm requirements from 1 January10 Jan

There are new requirements for smoke alarms in all dwellings (being houses or units) from 1 January this year.

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Opposing resolutions without dissent - the final say12 Oct

The longest running (and most expensive) dispute over a deck in Australia has been decided by the High Court. There are no appeals from there so we now have the definitive statement on what a body corporate’s decision-making obligations are based on.

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Lot entitlements - Can you unscramble the egg?10 Oct

Ordinarily, the answer would be a resounding ‘no’, but the government may have to give it a go with lot entitlements.

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Christmas is approaching - is it time to give notice?07 Oct

Do you intend to shut down operations over the Christmas and New Year period this year?

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The golden rules of by-law enforcement 14 Sep

Acquiescence. Such a beautiful word. But not when it comes to by-law enforcement.

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Industrial relations: Election result - tougher penalties and a stronger watchdog 13 Jul

So after a nail-biting fortnight, Bill Shorten has conceded the election and the Coalition have been returned to Government with Malcolm Turnbull remaining at the helm (at least for the time being).

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Conditioning management rights assignments08 Jun

Bodies corporate are becoming increasingly empowered when considering management rights assignments.

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Interim orders in the Commissioner’s Office06 Jun

Everything in every dispute is usually urgent. This is especially the case if there is any form of emotional involvement in the dispute itself.

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Bullying in strata24 May

Workplace bullying continues to rise with the latest surveys indicating up to 40% of employees have experienced bullying at some point in their working lives.

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Undertakings to the Commissioner’s Office 05 May

We have been involved in several matters recently which indicate a changing of process inside the Commissioner’s Office.

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Todd Garsden

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Management Rights