Publications

In this edition of the Public Sector Newsletter, an Independent Review is to be led by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Kate Jenkins to ensure best practice in the prevention and handling of bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault in all Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces. In other significant news, the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Quality and […]

View PDF

Welcome to Issue 78 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, Australian banks and small businesses have welcomed the Government’s new SME loan guarantee scheme allowing banks to provide more funding and support to businesses.  We also refer to an article on the Government’s plans to introduce legislation to reform Australia’s Offshore Banking Unit to […]

View PDF

In March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in Australia, the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments introduced a range of emergency measures to assist landlords and tenants who may have been impacted by the economic effects of this pandemic. With the end of COVID-19 relief imminent in most Australian jurisdictions, commercial and residential landlords and […]

Read More

Welcome to Issue 77 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we have a link to a new guide aimed at the financial services sector to respond to the reporting obligations in the Modern Slavery Act 2018.  AFCA have welcomed the announcement of a scheduled review by Treasury of its functions and performance under the enabling […]

View PDF

In this edition of the Public Sector Newsletter, Victoria Police have warned far right groups are recruiting wellness groups and anti-vaxxers online. Meanwhile, new data suggests Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act may be failing those it is designed to protect.  Coroner Jacqui Hawkins has recommended an overhaul of drug support programs in Victorian prisons to […]

View PDF

Welcome to Issue 43 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and Safe Work Australia (SWA) have released updated guidance for employers and employees about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. As a guiding principle, both the FWO and SWA have stressed that the overwhelming majority of employers […]

View PDF

Welcome to Issue 105 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. 8 March 2021 marked International Women’s Day.  Representatives of Thomson Geer virtually attended events hosted by UN Women Australia to mark the occasion. The themes for International Women’s Day 2021 are Women in Leadership and Choose to Challenge. Dr Kerry Chant, the NSW Health Chief Health […]

View PDF

Welcome to Issue 42 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australia’s identity theft laws are set for an overhaul, with reforms proposed to ensure the relevant legislation meets modern standards and can better target and prosecute perpetrators, including by creating a new offence of identity theft. The Attorney-General has encouraged members of the public […]

View PDF

Welcome to Issue 104 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The long running trial against former State Ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid, and Moses Obeid, has finished in the NSW Supreme Court. Arising from the Independent Commission Against Corruption public inquiry, the Crown’s case is that these individuals conspired to commit misconduct in public office in […]

View PDF

We are pleased to welcome you back to our Public Sector Newsletter, the first for 2021.  Despite COVID-19 continuing to dominate the news, cases in Victoria and Australia fortunately remain relatively low.  However, issues flowing from Government responses to the impacts of COVID-19 continue to arise, including in the alleged fraudulent receipt of JobKeeper payments. […]

View PDF