Publications

Welcome to Issue 68 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. New laws have passed compelling religious and spiritual leaders to report child abuse to authorities, even if disclosed during confession. Victoria Legal Aid has reported Centrelink has wiped the debt at the centre of a second test case against its controversial robo-debt scheme. Victorian Ombudsman […]

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Welcome to our fortnightly banking newsletter.  This week’s edition provides details of the Government’s plan to introduce a best interests duty for mortgage brokers and reform broker remuneration by requiring the value of upfront commissions to be linked to the amount drawn down by borrowers instead of the loan amount, banning campaign and volume-based commissions […]

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Welcome to Issue 73 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter.  This edition includes an update on the investigation by The Independent Commission Against Corruption into donations of close to $100,000 pledged to the ALP at a fundraising dinner in 2015.

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Welcome to Issue 10 of the South Australian Public Sector Newsletter. This issue contains links to the newly released SA ICAC report ‘In Their Own Words’ and related articles. The ICAC report summarises the findings of a large 2018 survey of state and local government employees. We also note that some agencies may find Australia […]

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Welcome to Issue 67 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. In its capacity as the body responsible for overseeing Victoria Police, IBAC is auditing the Victoria Police handling of complaints by Aboriginal people in some 55 closed files. Meanwhile, OVIC has published an e-book on Artificial Intelligence (AI) titled Closer to the Machine: Technical, social […]

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Welcome to Issue 72 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter.  This edition includes a number of media releases on the decision of the High Court of Australia in Glencore International Ag and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia and Ors.

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It is not often that the law of property is disturbed by new expositions of its guiding principles. However, the recent decision of Kenneth Martin J in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in Ben-Pelech v Royle [2019] WASC 297 is one of the most significant cases on the law of adverse possession to have […]

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Welcome to our fortnightly banking newsletter.  This week’s edition contains commentary on the Federal Court’s decision to dismiss ASIC’s responsible lending case against Westpac. The much reported judgment saw ASIC’s action against Westpac fail, in part as ASIC was unable to evidence that Westpac’s use of the Household Expenditure Measure (HEM) had resulted in unsuitable […]

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Welcome to Issue 9 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This edition contains updates on some potentially significant recent legal decisions both locally and nationally. The High Court has rejected Glencore’s claims that documents made public via the Paradise Papers leak are subject to legal professional privilege. This indicates that privilege cannot be claimed to […]

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Welcome to Issue 66 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. A family violence tool was launched to assist front line police officers with incident reporting. The tool has been welcomed by police and prominent anti violence campaigner, Rosie Batty. Meanwhile, the families of victims of the Bourke Street killer are attempting to extract documents from […]

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