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Crime and corruption dominated the past fortnight with restrictions placed on the use of community correction orders for people convicted of aggravated home invasion or carjacking; a call for submissions in relation to offender-paid restitution and compensation in Victoria; the release of an IBAC survey indicating Victorians know what corruption is and they are willing […]

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This fortnight, the Reserve Bank of Australia has warned that a combination of record low interest rates, accelerating asset prices and a growing appetite for risk, could unhinge financial markets. We hope you enjoy the eleventh edition of the Banking Sector Newsletter.

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In a first for the industry, retail banks in Australia will now be required to sign up to the new Banking Code of Practice as a condition of membership to the Australian Banking Association. We hope you enjoy this edition.

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On 15 February 2018, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal handed down its landmark decision in Waters v Transport for NSW [2018] NSWCATAD 40 – a case concerning privacy in Australia. Waters, a Gold Opal Card user, brought proceedings against Transport of NSW after taking issue with the department’s decision to make registration of Gold […]

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It has been a busy fortnight for both IBAC, with a number of articles in relation to the investigations IBAC have, will and cannot undertake. We hope you enjoy this edition.

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The most significant changes to Australian competition law in 20 years commenced on 6 November 2017. A number of amendments were made to Australia’s Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), following recommendations arising from the ‘root and branch review’ of competition law and policy commenced by the Federal Government in 2015 (commonly known as the […]

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We would like to thank all those who attended Thomson Geer’s NSW Public Sector CPD Intensive on 20 March 2018. It was very good to be able to have a dialogue on a range of important topics with our readers. This edition covers the refusal of Eddie Obeid’s application for special leave and much more!

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This fortnight our articles include updates on the results of the first round of public hearings of the Banking Royal Commission, management of ASIC’s new powers and increased responsibilities, and updated research on the composition and pricing of banks’ debt funding and lending rates. We hope you enjoy!

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It has been a busy fortnight. The Victorian Government has committed to the National Redress Scheme for victims of sexual abuse whilst in institutions, and the Law Council of Australia has called for other states to follow suit. The Government is taking steps to correct the criminal records of individuals who required State care as […]

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