Publications

Welcome to our fortnightly banking newsletter. This edition contains a look at the ASIC approved ‘New Rule Book for Banks’, commentary on the dawn of the new era of ‘Open Banking’ in Australia, a discussion on the highly anticipated case of Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v The Commonwealth [2019] HCA 20 and much more.

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Welcome to Issue 63 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. You will see from this edition the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants has provided a progress report which makes for interesting reading. It is also interesting to see the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) has reported an increasing use of innovative data […]

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On 1 July 2019, the Legal Profession Uniform General Amendment (Indexation) Rule 2019 commenced. It adds rule 111A to the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015 and deals with the jurisdiction to determine cost disputes in line with inflation.

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This edition of our SA Public Sector Newsletter covers recent publications concerning identification of corruption, with recently released reports prepared by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption SA (ICAC) and the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission Victoria (IBAC). Readers should be aware that from 1 July 2019 the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (SA) (PID Act) replaced the former Whistleblowers Protection […]

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This edition contains commentary on the main financial sector reforms developed in the immediate post GFC period, their implementation in Australia and an assessment on whether these reforms have met their intended objectives.  It also contains a link to the recently released PPSR Business Guide which is a “plain English” publication that is intended to […]

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In this edition the Victorian Law Reform Commission has published a consultation paper seeking input on its review of the law of contempt of court and is accepting written submissions. The Victorian Supreme Court has considered the requirements of procedural fairness in relation to a compulsory acquisition of land (see Caliguiri v A-G).

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This fortnight our usual digest of case law includes, in particular, a number of decisions made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). This edition also contains a link to the AAT’s updated Reviewable Decision List.

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This edition includes the Federal Court’s recent ruling on Medevac laws relating to refugees on Manus and Nauru, a call from the Australian Bar Association for a review of the protection of journalists and their sources following the recent AFR raids of the home of a journalist and the ABC, and a number of initiatives […]

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There are a number of retirement living legislation changes coming into effect from 1 July 2019 in NSW. Set out below is some information in relation to those changes – please let us know if you have any questions or would like help to comply with these new requirements. Changes to the Retirement Villages Act […]

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This edition covers the announcement of an inquiry into banks’ compliance with the Guarantee protections set out in the 2013 Code of Banking Practice, the implementation by the Reserve Bank of proposals to vary Standard No. 1 and 2 of 2016, and the announcement that financial institutions will pay 10% more in order to fund […]

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