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Welcome to Edition 51 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation.

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This fortnight we focus on ASIC’s approval of the AFCA Rules and AFCA’s Independent Assessor Terms of Reference, along with the latest cases and relevant legislation in the banking and finance sector. 

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The past fortnight saw widespread criticism of the Government’s inadvertent privacy breach when tabling documents in parliament. The government was also criticised for its new anti-association laws. Meanwhile, the Government announced proposed laws requiring people in religious ministry to report child abuse. IBAC has charged a former Victorian Corrections officer and a police officer. Coincidentally, […]

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Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This edition covers ICAC’s released guidelines to help NSW public sector agencies involved in direct negotiations with  external parties to manage corruption risks, and much more. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current […]

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This edition covers the latest cases and relevant legislation in the banking and finance sector, including ASIC’s warning to companies seeking to raise money through IPOs to disclose royal commission exposure, and more.

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Since our last newsletter, a new IBAC Deputy Commissioner has been appointed. The Victorian Auditor General have audits in progress in relation to delivering local government services and crime data. The past fortnight also saw the Department of Health & Human Services release a discussion paper on the Gender Equality Bill. Finally, the Supreme Court […]

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The biggest news in this past fortnight is, without doubt, the Liberal Party’s leadership spill, which has seen Malcolm Turnbull ousted from the country’s top job, with Scott Morrison successfully becoming Australia’s 30th Prime Minister. Given the substantial media coverage surrounding this, we have elected not to incorporate that into this edition.  This newsletter focuses […]

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The past fortnight has seen the State’s coroner stand aside following a complaint against her to the Judicial Commission of Victoria, IBAC released an updated report identifying corruption risks in public sector employment and recruitment and the Legislative Assembly refer a new complaint to Ombudsman Deborah Glass. Meanwhile the Government is overhauling Victoria’s suppression laws […]

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While the nation’s focus is on our capital and the Banking Royal Commission has a break from being front page news, this edition of our newsletter provides updates on the Commission as well as covering PPSR statistics, latest cases and relevant legislation in the banking and finance sector.

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In July 2018, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) published a draft taxation ruling (TR 2018/D2) on the provision of tax-free fringe benefits to religious practitioners – which will replace the previous ruling (TR 92/17). The context is, in short, that under section 57 of the Fringe Benefits Tax Assessment Act 1986 (FBTAA), an employer can […]

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