Strict interpretation of Local Government Act will lead to practical difficulties for local government prosecutions - Recent important Court of Appeal Decision

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Introduction

This In Brief examines the recent case of Ipswich City Council v Dixonbuild [2012] QCA 98, where the Court of Appeal dispelled the long accepted practice of public officers bringing complaints in their own name on behalf of the local government by whom they are employed. 

It will also provide some practical tips for proving offences of contamination under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (Environmental Protection Act).


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