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What is required of an expert witness?

Judy Fakes, Commissioner, NSW Land & Environment Court 225 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Abstract Arborists, whether they are council employees or consultants, are increasingly engaged as expert witnesses in many courts and tribunals throughout the country. This paper discusses the role of the expert and their reports in the courts. It considers the nature of …

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TREES (DISPUTES BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS) ACT 2006: A NEW LAW IN NSW CONCERNING TREES & NEIGHBOURS

Judy Fakes ABSTRACT In late 2006, a new piece of legislation regarding trees and neighbours was enacted in the NSW State Parliament. The first case was heard in March 2007. The Trees (Disputes Between Neighbours) Act 2006 is designed to provide a simple, inexpensive and accessible process for the resolution of disputes about trees between …

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AS4373 – An Update

The development of an Australian Standard is a lengthy and detailed process involving representatives from relevant groups and organisations, an officer from Standards Australia and extensive public comment and consultation. The development and current review of AS4373 Pruning of Amenity Trees is no exception…

TREENET: 2000-2009

Judy Fakes, Head Teacher – Parks, Gardens & Arboriculture Ryde College of TAFE, NSW TREENET stands for Tree and Roadway Experimental and Educational Network. It is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the urban forest. It is funded by grants and voluntary contributions from participating councils, nurseries and other groups. In 2000 at the inaugural TREENET symposium, …

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