Publications

In this edition we make reference to the Open Courts and Other Acts Amendment 2019 which receive Royal assent earlier this month.

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This edition includes ARITA’s draft taxation determination relating to the obligation on receivers to retain money for post appointment tax liabilities, as well as our usual wrap up of media, cases, publications and legislation.

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This edition includes, amongst other things, a call for submissions into the NSW Law Reform Commission’s Open justice review, as well as a link to an ICAC publication that provides guidance in identifying and managing conflicts of interest in the NSW public sector.

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This edition includes a summary of the proposed laws introducing tougher penalties to protect emergency service workers in SA, progress in addressing discrimination and harassment in SAPOL, as well as a wrap up of media, cases, publications and legislation.

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This fortnight we include reference to the release by the Grattan Institute of its Commonwealth Orange Book 2019, which rates Australia’s performance against similar countries and proposes policy reforms for a number of areas.

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One of the key themes in the media this past fortnight has been concerns raised by the Financial Planning Association about the Australian Financial Complaints Authority’s proposed complaints rule changes and the impact of such these changes.

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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 from the past fortnight.

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We are pleased to introduce the inaugural edition of Thomson Geer’s Public Sector Newsletter for South Australia.

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This edition covers a number of Court appointments announced by the Attorney General’s Department, the release of ALRC’s Family Law Inquiry final report, the announcement that the ALRC will undertake a review of religious exemptions in anti-discrimination legislation across Australia – and much more.

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This fortnight, we note a series of decisions of Victorian courts in the areas of taxation, freedom of information and the operation of legislation transferring State functions. At the Commonwealth level, we also note the appointment of a new Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

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