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Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The key focus is again on the new My Health Record, and in particular steps the Federal Government is taking to improve  privacy safeguards. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case […]

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This fortnight saw the passing of further crime legislation in the lead up to the state election, with a bill enacted to keep police killed in prison, a bill introduced to strengthen monitoring of serious youth offenders and a bill announced to disrupt criminal gangs. IBAC also released a report that identified the key corruption […]

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In this edition, we see the approval of the new Banking Code of Practice along with a number of other banking related topics that have been in the media over the last fortnight.

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The ombudsman is investigating State Trustee’s treatment of vulnerable people, a memorandum of understanding has been agreed between Victoria Police and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation agency that will see the public better protected and the Department of Justice has released its report in relation to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into institutional abuse.

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Welcome to Edition 47 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This issue looks at the new My Health Record system and its opt-out process. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest […]

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This edition focuses on the release of the second tranche of the government’s Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) Bill, as well as a number of other banking related topics.

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Appointments have been made to the Victims of Crime Consultative Committee, the Victorian Law Reform Commission, and the Magistrates’ Court of Appointment. The Government also appointed a new Chief Examiner and a new chairperson to the Victoria Legal Aid Panel. IBAC released a report identifying ways Victoria Police can improve complaint handling and the Victorian […]

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Welcome to Edition 46 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This issue looks at new laws relating to modern slavery and reporting on procurement, and also new laws relating to Australia’s national security. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and […]

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Whilst commentators have noted increased restrictions on what the public can and cannot know about court cases, the Government has introduced new laws in relation to coroners’ court appeals, allocated funding for the redress scheme for survivors of institutional abuse and appointed Rebecca Dabbs to the Equal Opportunity Board this past fortnight.  

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Welcome to Edition 45 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This issue looks at some of the impacts of the NSW Budget 2018. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest […]

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