LawMap App

USER GUIDE

1. PLAN AHEAD

The Plan Ahead app is a practical tool for those seeking to get prepared in advance of planning reforms coming into force in Queensland. Effective from 3 July 2017, the Planning Act 2016 (Qld) ("new Act") will repeal and replace the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld) ("old Act").

Plan Ahead enables you to easily navigate between Queensland’s current and future planning laws. At a quick glance, users of this app can identify:

  • sections introduced by the new Act;
  • sections in the old Act which have a replacement provision in the new Act;
  • sections in the old Act which will be transferred to the new Planning and Environment Court Act 2016 (Qld) ("PE Court Act"); and
  • sections in the old Act which have not been replaced.

Key Features

  • Section-by-section editorial notes provide detailed analysis of the reforms including terminology changes, relocations and removal of redundant sections, and forms.
  • Certain procedural matters will be relocated to the Planning Regulation 2017 (Qld) ("regulation") and Development Assessment Rules (Qld) ("rules") rather than the new Act. The app includes notes indicating which sections of the Act should be read in conjunction with the regulation and the rules.
  • Links to the old Act, new Act, PE Court Act, regulation and rules.

2. PERSONAL INSOLVENCY LAW REFORM

This module is an essential resource for those working in the field of personal insolvency law and practice. Ahead of major reforms coming into force later this year, the LawMap app enables users to easily navigate their way between the current version of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) and the Act, as amended by the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth).

Quickly locate sections of the Act which will be:

  • amended;
  • inserted;
  • repealed without replacement;
  • repealed and replaced (in Sch 2 to the Act and/or a provision in the rules).

Key Features

  • Search and browse functionality.
  • Editorial notes outlining application and transitional provisions (including the modifications made by the Insolvency Law Reform (Transitional Provisions) Regulation 2016 (Cth)).
  • Editorial notes indicating which sections of the Act should be read in conjunction with the Insolvency Practice Rules (Bankruptcy) 2016 (Cth).
  • Links to the Act, reform Act, rules and transitional regulation.

Availability

The LawMap App is available for download from the iTunes app store.

The Personal Insolvency Law Reform module is an in-app purchase, available February 2017.

The Plan Ahead module is an in-app purchase, available June 2017.

Last Updated: 12 July 2017