Monthly Archives: June 2020

Welcome to Issue 84 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. In this edition, the Department of Home Affairs has released a scoping paper on how the Australian public sector can avoid supporting modern slavery in its procurement and purchasing practices. Relevant stakeholders have called upon the Department to ensure any plan to eradicate modern slavery […]

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Welcome to Issue 90 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. In this fortnight’s newsletter, the restrictions on public gatherings made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic received legal attention when organisers sought a declaration from the New South Wales Supreme Court that the Commissioner had not opposed a planned public assembly. Late on Friday, 5 […]

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Welcome to Issue 27 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. In this fortnight’s issue, we see increased support for Victims of Crime, with the role of South Australia’s Commissioner for Victims’ Rights proposed to be expanded and Relationships Australia South Australia being appointed to provide therapeutic counselling services to South Australian victims of crime. In […]

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Welcome to Issue 61 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this edition, we refer to an article on the major banks’ response to FinTech disruption and the establishment of an enhanced regulatory sandbox to boost FinTech innovation and competition in Australia’s financial services. We also refer to commentary on the likely trends in mortgage […]

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Following on from the introduction of the Commercial tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (the Act), the WA Government has now introduced regulations which introduce the WA code of conduct which is to guide negotiations between landlords and tenants in relation to rent relief during the COVID-19 emergency period. The dispute resolution provisions of the Act […]

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Welcome to Issue 60 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an announcement by the Federal Treasurer that will result in greater regulatory oversight of litigation funders. Commentary surrounding the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis include remarks by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s (ASIC) Chair on the application […]

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