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This fortnight saw the Magistrates Court announce reduced sitting times to ease pressure on Magistrates. The Government has also announced new laws to support victims of family violence and new funding for Community Legal Centres and Health Justice Partnerships. The Government has also appointed a new County Court Judge. IBAC has announced it has laid […]

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This edition looks at the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA), which will commence on 1 November 2018 to replace the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), the Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO) and the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal (SCT). We hope you enjoy this fortnight’s edition.

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It has been another busy fortnight for the legislature, with laws announced or enacted in relation to workplace manslaughter, civil claims made in relation to child abuse and the protection of emergency services workers. The government has also appointed a new Supreme Court Justice. We hope you enjoy this edition of the Public Sector Newsletter.

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Issue 14 of our Banking Sector Newsletter is now available.  This edition touches on the fallout of the banking royal commission, ABA updates to the Code of Banking Practice and much more. 

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On 25 May 2018 the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The GDPR differs in respects from Australian privacy law and it will have an impact on Australian businesses and entities. Certain aspects of the GDPR are covered in this newsletter.

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Safe Harbour and staying the implosion of contracts after engaging in a formal insolvency process Keeping sinking ships afloat Directors and holding companies perspective OVERVIEW Broadly, the big changes are: First, don’t have to be solvent to do a turnaround and trade on; and Secondly, if undergo a formal appointment, contracts cannot be modified or […]

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The State Budget dominated the past fortnight, with significant increases to spending on the justice system being welcomed by all working within it. View the PDF to read more.

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This edition of our fortnightly Banking Sector newsletter touches on the Open Banking review, some changes that will come about as a result of the Federal Budget, and much more.

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Welcome to Edition 42 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The Federal Budget has commanded the news over the past fortnight, with significant funding cuts and increased spending in different sectors generating countless topics of conversation and debate. Certain aspect of the budget are covered below.  The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government […]

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Purchasers of new residential premises and potential residential land will be required to withhold and pay any GST payable on the sale of land directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). When does the new regime come into effect? The GST withholding regime will apply to supplies under contracts for sale of land entered into […]

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