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Welcome to Issue 47 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide banking lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation from the past fortnight.

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Welcome to Issue 13 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter.  Commonwealth privacy regulation is back in the spotlight this issue, with a new guide released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner advising on how health service providers can protect patients’ personal information. This is a timely publication following a recent Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation […]

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Welcome to this fortnight’s issue of our Banking Sector newsletter. In response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Government announced it would introduce a best interests duty for mortgage brokers and reform mortgage broker remuneration. Since then, the industry consultation process has been completed […]

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Welcome to Issue 12 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This fortnight has seen a number of news items in relation to employment regulation. The SA Government has proposed to amend labour hire laws to narrow the scope to specific high-risk industries only (currently targeting cleaning, trolley collection and horticulture, meat and seafood processing). At […]

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Welcome to issue 75 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Some of the key issues covered this fortnight have been the passing by the NSW Parliament of historic laws decriminalising abortion, the announcement of a wide-ranging inquiry into the family law system in Australia, the banning of cash political donations above $100 in NSW and […]

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Welcome to Issue 69 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. The Australian Human Rights Commission continues to be concerned by the Centrelink debt recovery program, known as Robodebt and has made a second submission concerning a possible breach of an International Covenant. Victoria Police has been told to be more active in preventing officers misusing […]

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Welcome to this fortnight’s issue of our Banking Sector newsletter. There have been some interesting articles in the media this fortnight, with APRA indicating there may be more lending curbs to come; continuing reforms resulting from the Royal Commission; the introduction of legislation to implement the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme; and ASIC taking steps […]

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Australia has seen a proliferation of shareholder class actions in recent years. There are a number of drivers of this trend, but probably the most distinctive one is the disclosure regime that has Boards of listed companies running scared and plaintiff lawyers rubbing their hands with glee. With a largely buoyant background macroeconomic context and […]

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Welcome to Issue 11 of the South Australian Public Sector Newsletter. This fortnight the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s office has been busy with the release of a third report following the Public Integrity Survey 2018 setting out its local government findings, and the first ever charges made under section 54 of the ICAC Act in […]

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Welcome to Issue 74 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This issue contains links to the updated NSW ICAC Statement of Business Ethics.  This Statement applies to all private sector entities, including non-government organisations and other government agencies, supplying goods and providing services to the Commission. All Commission contractors and sub-contractors are expected to comply. Suppliers are […]

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