Publications

Welcome to Issue 101 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The NSW Government is creating a swifter and more convenient justice system, investing more than $150 million in upgrades and maintenance to courts and other justice infrastructure. In other news, a new Federal agency is to be established to coordinate the Commonwealth’s role in future natural […]

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Welcome to Issue 72 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, the Australian Banking Association has released new data revealing the number of deferred loans has reduced by almost 70% and is expected to fall further in coming weeks. In other news, AFCA has reported on complaints, compensation and refund figures of its […]

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In essence: A pandemic exclusion that applied to the business interruption component of many property / ISR policies will not apply, so business interruption caused by the pandemic will now be covered when it was previously thought to be excluded. The exclusion does not apply because it referred to diseases declared under the (now repealed) […]

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Amazingly, Victoria is now well past the 28 day mark of having no reported cases of COVID-19 which is a credit to all Victorians who worked hard to follow restrictions. As a result, there have been a number of announcements as part of a new State Budget to kick start the economic recovery. Such announcements include […]

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Welcome to Issue 38 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The SA Government has introduced a Bill to make amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act 1959 which will give the Registrar of Motor Vehicles expanded powers to take action against obscene material. Under the Bill, the Registrar will have a discretionary power to cancel a […]

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Welcome to Issue 100 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Clive Palmer was unsuccessful in his attempt to overturn the Western Australian Border Closures that have been legislated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In his application to the High Court of Australia, Mr Palmer argued that the border closures offended s92 of The Constitution that […]

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Welcome to Issue 37 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. Crime Stoppers SA has received an $800,000 investment over four years from the Marshall Government, to help improve the future safety of South Australians. The ongoing funding will allow Crime Stoppers to expand its operations across South Australia, including measures to stop rural criminal activity. […]

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It has been a less successful fortnight for those challenging Covid-19 restrictions, with the Victorian Supreme Court dismissing a challenge to Victoria’s curfew and the High Court of Australia dismissing a challenge to Western Australia’s border closure. The Commonwealth Government has released consultation papers on a Federal integrity commission and a review of the Privacy […]

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Welcome to Issue 71 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, the RBA Board announced plans to not increase cash rate until ‘actual inflation’ is sustainable between the target range of 2 per cent to 3 per cent. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported a rise in owner occupier home loan commitments attributing the […]

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As COVID-19 restrictions ease, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all members of the public sector who have worked so hard to reduce COVID-19 numbers and keep us safe during this difficult time. Your efforts are appreciated and we hope you are enjoying a well-deserved drink at your local and the opportunity […]

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