Monthly Archives: May 2020

Welcome to Issue 89 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. In this fortnight’s newsletter, the New South Wales Supreme Court will begin easing restrictions to allow for face-to-face hearings as soon as 1 June 2020. At the federal level, the COVIDSafe App remains in focus, including the passage of legislation which enshrines in law the […]

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Welcome to Issue 83 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. Yet another fortnight dominated by COVID-19, with plenty of commentary on the National Cabinet’s COVIDSafe App and the related privacy protections, the LIV welcoming the changes to the requirements for the witnessing of documents during COVID-19 and increased funding by both the Commonwealth and Victorian […]

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Welcome to Issue 26 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The new electronic court management system in the South Australian civil jurisdiction, CourtSA, was launched by Chief Justice Kourakis on 18 May 2020. The move to online is part of the Courts Administration Authority’s strategy to modernise the courts and improve access to justice for […]

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Less than a month after JobKeeper payments started flowing to eligible businesses, the Commonwealth and State governments have started relaxing various restrictions that have been imposed on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to reviving the Australian economy. However, customers and their financiers face significant challenges in the near future as various legislative […]

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Welcome to Issue 59 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide those in the banking sector with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation from the past fortnight. We hope you find this edition useful!

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Welcome to Issue 88 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The COVIDSafe App is highlighted in this issue, including the release of the draft legislation codifying existing privacy protections in relation to individual’s data collected by the App, as well as commentary on the draft by the Law Council. 

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Welcome to Issue 25 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The COVIDSafe App is highlighted in this issue, including the release of the draft legislation codifying existing privacy protections in relation to individual’s data collected by the App, as well as commentary on the draft by the Law Council and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Welcome to Issue 82 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. The easing of COVID-19 restrictions has loomed large this week, with both State and Federal Governments setting out roadmaps for cautiously easing the rules to return to normal. In welcome news, to assist with the rise in demand for front line legal services the Australian […]

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On 12 May 2020, the SA Government introduced the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Further Measures) Amendment Bill 2020 (Bill) into Parliament.  The Bill is yet to pass any of the houses of parliament but we understand that the SA Government is looking to fast track the process.  We will provide further updates when the Bill becomes […]

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State and Territory governments have commenced legislating the provisions of the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for Commercial Leasing published on 7 April 2020 (Code). Our previous alert summarised the introduction of the Code. To date all States and Territories have passed enabling legislation which (to varying extents) leaves the detailed protections contained in the […]

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