Publications

Welcome to Issue 78 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. In the media this fortnight we see the Prime Minister is planning to outlaw environmental boycott campaigns targeting businesses. For those in the health or aged care sectors, this issue contains links to both the interim Aged Care Royal Commission Report and a recent report […]

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Welcome to Issue 72 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. In the media this fortnight we see the Prime Minister is planning to outlaw environmental boycott campaigns targeting businesses. The fake breath test scandal of last year continues to ail the Victoria Police, with IBAC concerned that officers could still be conducting fake tests given […]

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The NSW government recently introduced a Bill relevant to trustees of discretionary trusts that either own or will own residential land in NSW. The State Revenue Legislation Further Amendment Bill 2019 deals with when the surcharge purchaser duty and surcharge land tax that are aimed at foreign persons will apply to discretionary trusts.

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Welcome to Issue 15 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. For those in the health or aged care sectors, this issue contains links to both the interim Aged Care Royal Commission Report and a recent report on health justice partnerships. Health justice partnerships are a relatively new collaboration model between health, legal and community services. […]

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Welcome to Issue 48 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide banking lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation from the past fortnight.  We hope you find this edition useful!

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Welcome to Issue 71 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. Investigators dominate this fortnight’s Public Sector Newsletter with IBAC releasing a report into conflicts of interest, the Victoria Ombudsman releasing its Annual Report showing an increase in complaints and IBAC to hold public hearings into allegations of corruption at the Casey Council. Meanwhile, the Office […]

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Welcome to issue 77 of our NSW public sector newsletter. Changes to the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2014 (NCAT Rules) came into effect on 11 October. The following NCAT resources have been updated to reflect these amendments: NCAT Guideline 1 – Internal Appeals NCAT Policy 4 – Access to, and Publication of, Information Derived […]

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Welcome to Issue 14 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This fortnight the proposed legislation to establish a new Court of Appeal in South Australia has been introduced. The new court is intended to function as a division of the Supreme Court of South Australia to improve efficiency. A review of the operation and effectiveness […]

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Welcome to issue 76 of our NSW public sector newsletter. This edition reveals the big risks of Australian data breaches, and several areas of potential human rights concern including the proposed drug testing of welfare recipients, the Religious Discrimination Bill encroaching on other human rights and the potential for proposed NSW anti-protest laws to damage democracy. […]

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Welcome to Issue 70 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. Centrelink’s Automatic Debt Raising and Recovery System, known as “robodebt”, remains in the spotlight, with the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry raising concerns that it is flawed and causing serious harm in the community. The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concerns about the […]

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