Publications

The seventh edition of our Banking Newsletter takes a look at the government-backed inquiry into Australia’s finance sector, in which a year long investigation will be commencing by scrutinizing the selling tactics of mortgages.

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The past fortnight saw the passage of new gun laws, the announcement of new protections for whistleblowers, a call for public sector leaders to drive corruption prevention and an appointment to the Coroner’s Court. The Law Council also renewed its push for States and Territories to sign up to a national redress scheme for survivors […]

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The New South Wales Court of Appeal has refined the meaning of unconscionable conduct pursuant to section 22 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL), and its predecessor provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (TPA), as it applies to business transactions in its recent decision in the matter of Ipstar Australia Pty Ltd […]

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Issue 35 of our Public Sector Newsletter for NSW is now available. This edition includes the recent serious breach of Federal cabinet confidentiality which arose when highly sensitive cabinet documents were discovered in two old filing cabinets bought at a second-hand shop in Canberra, and much more. Read more to view our full wrap-up of the past fortnight’s media, […]

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The last fortnight has seen the announcement of additional funding to help children avoid the protection system, the consideration of additional security requirements for gun stores and new laws passed making prisons and youth justice centres ‘drone free zones’. Meanwhile the debate in relation to mandatory sentencing and the unprecedented attack on the Victorian judiciary […]

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A significant issue to highlight in this edition is the increasing importance of cyber security as banks are becoming more susceptible to cyber risk due to reliance on cloud computing and online banking.

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Below is a summary of various Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) developments which may be important for charities to consider. 1. Review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) legislation   On 20 December 2017 the Government released the terms of reference for the mandated review of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 […]

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This edition details the appointment of Christian Porter MP as the 37th Attorney-General for Australia, taking the reins from The Hon George Brandis QC, and more.

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Welcome to our first Banking Sector Newsletter for 2018. In this fortnight’s edition, we see the release of reporting dates for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, as well as a number of other related stories and cases.

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Welcome to our first Public Sector Newsletter for 2018. This edition contains a helpful summary of notable acts passed last year, a commentary and copy of a report into IBAC’s first five years and confirmation of more appointments to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme and County Court. The Supreme Court has ‘cleared the […]

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