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Welcome to Issue 29 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. In this fortnight’s issue, we find further COVID-19 related updates, including the cancellation of the next sitting of Federal Parliament amid growing interstate outbreaks and new fines announced by the SA Government for travellers from Victoria who refuse to be tested for the virus. In […]

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It has been widely publicised that serious defects have been discovered in various new high rise residential developments, including the Opal and Mascot Towers developments. The defects identified have been so serious that many residents have been forced to evacuate their homes. The rectification cost associated with these defects is likely to be very substantial […]

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Welcome to Issue 91 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. COVID-19 has resulted in a number of regulatory changes in New South Wales (and Australia wide). The Law Council President, Pauline Wright, appeared recently before the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology to discuss those changes and which changes should be the […]

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It has been a busy period for both Covid-19 and, thankfully, non-Covid-19 news! The Government has announced a Judicial Inquiry into Victoria’s Hotel Quarantine Program and the Victorian Parliament has called for submissions into the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Meanwhile, concerns have been expressed about heavy handed policing in Victoria’s Covid-19 hot spots. […]

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Welcome to Issue 62 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on ASIC’s unsuccessful appeal against Westpac in the ‘wagyu and shiraz’ home loan case, as well as new laws that have come into effect allowing customers to share their bank data to make it easier to compare […]

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Welcome to Issue 28 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This issue highlights a new National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP) between the Commonwealth and states and territories to provide over $2 billion in funding to legal services available to vulnerable Australians, including people affected by domestic violence. South Australia will receive nearly $150 million towards […]

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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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