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Win for pet owners in NSW Court of Appeal

By ALLISON HORE No apartment building in NSW will be allowed to have a blanket ban on pets following a NSW Court of Appeal decision which overturned the right of strata committees to pass bylaws prohibiting animals. The decision comes after an expensive four-and-a-half-year long legal battle by Johanna and Leo Cooper who live in […]

Tenancy defenders win reprieve

By WENDY BACON A newly formed community group has stopped its first eviction in St Peters this week. The Housing Defence Coalition (HDC) has been formed to protect vulnerable tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand citizen ’Layla’, who recently lost her full-time job, received a call from the tenant from whom she sublets on […]

Whistleblower wins: Marrickville councillor’s suspension overturned

The appeal of Marrickville Greens councillor Max Phillips against his two month suspension from council has been upheld by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The suspension was issued by the NSW Division of Local Government after Cr Phillips refused to apologise for informing local residents about a $5 million offer made to council by […]

Marrickville: boarding house central

The Marrickville Legal Centre believes many of an estimated three to four hundred boarding houses in the Marrickville area are unregistered, leaving residents in legal limbo when disputes arise. Legislation passed in 2012 established a boarding house register and gave occupancy rights to residents including access to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. “Prior to […]