Publications

Over the past fortnight the Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report on offender paid compensation and the Victorian Law Reform Commission has been asked to report on the state’s committal system with particular emphasis on best practice for supporting victims.

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Lessons from initial enforcement actions On 12 November 2016, the “unfair contract terms provisions” of the Australian Consumer Law (which previously only applied to ‘consumers’ contracting for personal or domestic purposes) were extended to also apply to standard form small business contracts. Following an initial education campaign, the ACCC has now initiated a number of […]

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This edition includes articles regarding the newly formed dispute resolution scheme AFCA replacing the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, the Final Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman.

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Following the Greiner Review Report into the retirement village sector, the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced into NSW Parliament on 24 October 2018 to give effect to some of the Greiner Review recommendations. The Bill is expected to deliver the first legislative response to the recommendations in the Greiner Review Report. We […]

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The machinery of government rolls on notwithstanding the caretaker conventions with the past fortnight seeing the announcement of a major review of the committal systems, the release of a report on offender paid compensation and the announcement of a review of Contempt of Court Laws. The past fortnight also saw a statement from the Chief […]

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Issue 54 includes media coverage of the NSW Government apology to survivors if institutional child sexual abuse, and the announcement of a $127 million package to implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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The past fortnight saw amendments to Victoria’s birth certificate laws to remove anomalies confronting transgender Victorians, the announcement of a review of Victoria’s Contempt of Court Laws and the conclusion of investigations by IBAC and the Ombudsman in relation to St Paul’s Prevention Rehabilitation and Goulburn Murray Water.

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This fortnight the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ASIC’s Capabilities) Bill 2018 received assent requiring ASIC to consider the impact of its performance and the exercising of its powers will have on the finance sector.

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Welcome to Issue 53 of our NSW public sector newsletter. This edition includes media coverage relating to discrimination against LGBT kids, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety and much more.

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One of the key themes in the media this past fortnight has been the announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, set to run for 18 months. The Royal Commission terms of reference and appointment of Commissioners was revealed by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

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