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This edition includes details of new appointments: to the Australian Law Reform Commission, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Court – as well as a new Royal Commissioner, and much more. Read more to view our full wrap-up of the past fortnight’s media, cases and legislation.

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation in the banking and finance sector.

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What has changed and why? Major reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws were recently passed making ipso facto clauses unenforceable in certain insolvency procedures. The reforms have been made so that contractors will still be able to receive benefits under the contract whilst in an insolvency administration, providing them with an opportunity to turn their business […]

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Over the past fortnight, the Honourable Justice Redlich was appointed to lead IBAC and Dr Matt Collins was elected President of the Victorian Bar Council. The past fortnight also witnessed the delivery of some really interesting Supreme Court judgments affecting VCAT’s jurisdiction, the powers of the Victorian Legal Services Board and the interpretation of the Freedom […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. A key feature of this edition is the postal survey returning a ‘yes’ vote for SSM.  We welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.

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The second edition of our Banking Sector Newsletter looks at Dr Malcolm Edey’s Consultation Paper on the terms of reference, governance and funding arrangements for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority. We also cover the new credit reporting scheme and the concerns raised following its announcement. We hope you enjoy this fortnight’s edition.

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Welcome to the first edition of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it! Our aim is to provide you with current media, legislation and cases relating to the banking and finance sector. We welcome your feedback to ensure we are catering for the needs of our readers.

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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 at any time.

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This fortnight saw Victoria Legal Aid release its annual report, which emphasises the relationship between legal aid and the Government’s Community Safety Initiatives. Meanwhile, the Government has passed new laws to protect emergency service workers. The Commonwealth Government has moved to implement its national redress scheme for victims of childhood sex abuse, which may impact […]

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On 18 September 2017, major reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws were passed making ipso facto clauses unenforceable in certain insolvency procedures.   This article provides an overview of the reasons for the reform, when the laws will take effect, how the new laws should operate and how they will impact the construction industry. The new laws […]

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