Jenny is a Partner in the Planning & Environment group and specialises in the area of native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage law. She has also provided advice to local governments and government owned entities for over 30 years on governance and property issues.
Jenny represents local governments, government corporations, developers, pastoral holders and other public and private entities as respondent parties to the majority of native title claims in Queensland. She also regularly provides advice on the native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage implications of government and private infrastructure projects.
Jenny is recognised in Doyles Guide as a recommended native title lawyer and is appointed to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s panel of native title lawyers.
25 March 2020 - Knowledge
As the threat of COVID-19 continues to escalate, local governments across Australia have taken swift action to combat the virus, including recent legislative changes to elections and planning laws. In this article we examine some of those measures and other implications for Councils.
11 March 2020 - Knowledge
As the Queensland local government election date approaches, councils have entered a caretaker period during which certain decisions must be deferred until after the appointment of the new council. In the following article, we examine the business that councils can and cannot conduct during this period.
20 November 2019 - Knowledge
Submissions are now open on the Commonwealth Government’s draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan. The Plan has been developed as part of the government’s $3.9 billion Future Drought Fund which is aimed at supporting initiatives that enhance the drought resilience of Australian farms and communities as they respond to the impacts of drought.
24 September 2019 - Knowledge
Are Aboriginal objects on land potentially a defect in title? This question was discussed by the NSW Court of Appeal in Mehmet v Carter. And the short answer is: Yes, Aboriginal objects on land may be a defect in title where they are protected from disturbance under a law.
08 May 2019 - Knowledge
#Native Title, #Construction & Infrastructure
A recent landmark cultural heritage prosecution in Queensland provides insight into the factors relevant to deciding penalties for harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage.
14 March 2019 - Knowledge
The High Court has handed down its decision in the Timber Creek native title compensation claim. In its decision on 13 March 2019, the Court awarded compensation and interest to the native title holders in an amount of approximately $2.5 million dollars.
20 February 2019 - Knowledge
#Native Title, #Local Government
The NSW Land and Environment Court has fined the Clarence Valley Council $300,000 for the removal of a scar tree in 2016.
07 February 2019 - Knowledge
A recent decision of the Federal Court has questioned the use of non-claimant applications to secure tenure over land.
20 November 2018 - Knowledge
#Native Title, #Property & Real Estate
Supreme Court decision in Mirvac orders that CHMP be approved but opens question of loss of Aboriginal party endorsed status.
28 June 2018 - Knowledge
On 1 July, Part 8 of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) came into effect in NSW. Part 8 has broad implications for councils and other managers of dedicated and reserved Crown land and vested transferrable Crown land relating to native title management.
22 May 2018 - Knowledge
#Government, #Property & Real Estate
The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) has responded to the Queensland Supreme Court’s decision in Nuga Nuga Aboriginal Corporation v Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships [i] (the Nuga Nuga Decision) by no longer recognising that the last registered claimants for an area are the Aboriginal party, unless and until a new native title claim is registered or determined.
11 Feb 20 to 10 Nov 20 - Brisbane
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
27 Feb 20 to 10 Dec 20 - Sydney
Procurement is one of the most important functions of any business. Whether you are buying or selling goods or services, or even procuring construction, it is critical to ensure that the procurement is considered, compliant, and undertaken in a way that ensures that risks are minimised, opportunities maximised and objectives met.
08 Apr 20
In this webinar, Holding Redlich’s workplace relations & safety partners, Charles Power and Ben Marshall, will examine the legal issues confronting Australian businesses when managing their workforces during the coronavirus pandemic.