Publications

We would firstly like to thank all of those in the public sector who have been working so hard over the past few weeks to contain the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria and keep us safe, it is appreciated. In this edition, we highlight one of the more interesting decisions of recent times, Sharma by […]

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Welcome to Issue 50 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The SA Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has provided guidance to public officers with respect to their obligations under the ICAC Act; this includes a public statement on public officers’ obligations to report to the Office for Public Integrity any conduct which they reasonably suspect to […]

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Welcome to Issue 84 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue we refer to an article on Australian financial regulators reiterating the importance of a timely transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and that the use of LIBOR in new contracts must end by the end of 2021. We also refer to […]

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Welcome to Issue 49 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. A Bill to give South Australians the power to decide whether they want greater freedom of choice in shop trading has been introduced to the SA State Parliament. The “Referendum (Retail Trading) Bill” will enable SA electors to cast their vote on extending shop trading […]

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Welcome to Issue 83 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on the rise of mortgage rates due to the end of a $200 billion emergency Reserve Bank funding scheme. We also refer to an article on the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) announcing the appointment of their new Independent […]

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Welcome to Issue 111 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The Information and Privacy Commission of New South Wales is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The month of May also marks Information Awareness Month. This comes as public submissions are invited on the draft Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment Bill 2021. 

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The past fortnight saw the handing down of the State Budget, with significant investments in the Victorian justice system being welcomed by all. One such investment was the appointment of Judicial Registrars to the Children’s Court and the appointment of Justices Richard Attiwell QC and Stephen O’Meara QC to the Supreme Court. Congratulations to all […]

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A recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (Court) will significantly affect the way in which many unfair preference claims are run and defended: it may kill off many of them for good. In Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd v Bryant, in the matter of Gunns [2021] FCAFC 64 (Badenoch), the Court […]

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Dominating the media this fortnight is the Commonwealth Government’s use of the Biosecurity Act to limit travel of Australian citizens to and from Australia. In Victorian Government news, a bill has been introduced to ban aggressive and violent parents from entering school grounds. The proposed ban will extend to those parents who engage in threatening […]

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Welcome to Issue 82 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on APRA’s release of a consultation package on measures to enhance the capital adequacy of authorised deposit-taking institutions. We also refer to ASIC’s release of an information sheet for providers of debt management services in response to new regulatory obligations […]

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