Publications

Welcome to the latest issue of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The NSW Government introduced the Ombudsman Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 into the NSW Parliament to clarify and update laws governing the NSW Ombudsman, one of the state’s independent integrity agencies. The NSW Ombudsman oversees the NSW public sector and investigates complaints regarding most NSW […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. In this edition, Victoria has a new Deputy Premier and five new state government ministers following the retirement of four senior ministers ahead of this year’s state election in November. All the changes are outlined in the bulletin. The Victorian Government is also acting to […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry into NSW’s flooding response is underway in Sydney. The state secretary of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union, Leighton Drury, gave evidence to the enquiry, stating that the response to major floods and storms should be led by Fire […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. In this edition, new rules have come into place for electronic gaming machines at the Melbourne’s Crown casino to help reduce harmful gambling. The changes mean the rules for EGMs at the casino will better align with the responsible gambling objectives in the Gambling Regulation […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter. An agreement has been reached between the South Australian Government, business and worker representatives in relation to Return to Work reforms. The government has introduced the Return to Work (Scheme Sustainability) Bill 2022 which will seek to ensure injured workers get the protection they […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Banking Sector Newsletter. Treasurer Jim Chalmers, has said cost-of-living solutions will be a key focus in Labor’s first budget. Speaking at the inaugural Australia’s Economic Outlook event on June 8, Mr Chalmers acknowledged that the country was facing major challenges in the lead-up to the budget including higher […]

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Former deputy Premier of NSW, John Barilaro, has been awarded $715,000 in damages and interest by the Federal Court of Australia after he sued Google for defamation over two videos published on YouTube by ‘friendlyjordies’.[1] Barilaro claimed that the videos falsely conveyed imputations that he is corrupt, committed perjury and engaged in blackmail.  In the […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Three former Sydney councillors will be investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) over whether they accepted bribes to favour two major developments. ICAC will hold public hearings into the conduct of the former Georges River councillors. ICAC will investigate if the councillors […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Banking Sector Newsletter. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has acknowledged calls from economists for a foreign player to lead an independent review of the Reserve Bank. Twelve economists including Grattan Institute chief executive Danielle Wood and Centre for Independent Studies chief economist Peter Tulip have banded together to send a […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australia’s major emergency declaration to deal with COVID has been lifted. As previously reported, the lifting of the declaration was made possible following the successful passage of the government’s legislation to amend the Public Health Act. Under that Act, responsibility for COVID directions […]

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