Publications

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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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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