Welcome to Issue 56 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. This edition includes proposed changes to the OHS Act to include workplace manslaughter as an offence, the OAIC media statement concerning proposed changes to the Privacy Act and much more.View PDF
The biggest news for the NSW public sector this fortnight, is of course, the NSW State Election results, with the coalition, led by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, securing victory to form a majority government. Berejiklian’s Liberal-National Coalition returned to power for a third term NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has claimed victory in the NSW election, saying […]View PDF
Calls for social media platforms to crack down on hate speech but is there a definition of ‘hate speech’ under Australian Federal Law?
25 March 2019
The live streaming of the recent horrific events in Christchurch have led to calls for social media platforms to do more to prevent ‘hateful’ content, including ‘hate speech’, from being displayed on their platforms. The extent to which the controllers of social media platforms should actively police content can be debated. This blog post does […]Read More
This fortnight’s edition includes an article involving Australian banks welcoming the release of a consultation paper regarding enforcement of industry codes. The banks intend to work with regulators and Treasury to identify any additional means to further enforce the new Banking Code of Practice.View PDF
This fortnight AFCA welcomed recommendations from the Senate Inquiry into credit and financial services targeted at Australians at risk of financial hardship. The report made 20 recommendations, a number which relate to the work of AFCA.View PDF
One of the key things of interest in this edition is the NSW Information Commissioner’s release of the eighth annual Report on the operation of the GIPA Act 2017-2018. This Report is a comprehensive assessment of the operation of the right to information legislation in New South Wales. It promotes greater transparency for the NSW […]View PDF