Monthly Archives: March 2019

The biggest news for the NSW public sector this fortnight, is of course, the NSW State Election results, with the coalition, led by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, securing victory to form a majority government. Berejiklian’s Liberal-National Coalition returned to power for a third term NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has claimed victory in the NSW election, saying […]

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This edition includes reference to the Victorian Government Annual Report 2018: Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse that was published earlier this month.

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The live streaming of the recent horrific events in Christchurch have led to calls for social media platforms to do more to prevent ‘hateful’ content, including ‘hate speech’, from being displayed on their platforms.  The extent to which the controllers of social media platforms should actively police content can be debated.  This blog post does […]

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Nationally, Thomson Geer had 67 of its people acknowledged as Australia’s ‘Best Lawyers ® ‘, with 6 of those recognised as a ‘Lawyer of the Year’. Lawyer of the Year recognition is given to individuals with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognised as the […]

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This fortnight’s edition includes an article involving Australian banks welcoming the release of a consultation paper regarding enforcement of industry codes. The banks intend to work with regulators and Treasury to identify any additional means to further enforce the new Banking Code of Practice.

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We were proud to work with Housing Plus, a not-for-profit Tier 1 Community Housing Provider, on its successful bid to be part of Phase 2 of the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF2). Combined with Phase 1, the SAHF now has contracts in place for access to over 3,400 social and affordable homes […]

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This fortnight AFCA welcomed recommendations from the Senate Inquiry into credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship. The report made 20 recommendations, a number which relate to the work of AFCA.

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One of the key things of interest in this edition is the NSW Information Commissioner’s release of the eighth annual Report on the operation of the GIPA Act 2017-2018.  This Report is a comprehensive assessment of the operation of the right to information legislation in New South Wales. It promotes greater transparency for the NSW […]

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This edition comments on a number of recent developments relevant to public sector lawyers in Victoria. The past fortnight was dominated by revelations relating to several IBAC investigations on police misconduct and issues with police practices. We also include a reference to the new Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 that came into effect on 1 March […]

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In partnership with Sky News, The Advertiser and GC Advisory, on Friday 8 March our Adelaide office hosted the 2019 Federal Election Defence Ministers Debate between the outgoing Minister for Defence, Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Shadow Minister for Defence, Hon Richard Marles MP. This was the only debate between the Minister and Shadow […]

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