Publications

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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Welcome to Issue 110 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Attorney General Mark Speakman has released for public consultation a draft of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment Bill 2021. NSW will become the first state to introduce a mandatory notification of data breach scheme to create new standards of accountability and transparency to protect personal […]

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Welcome to Issue 48 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. Privacy features heavily in this fortnight’s issue, with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner calling on the Australian community to make privacy a priority and the Commissioner signing a world-wide statement confirming the importance of people’s privacy being maintained in the sharing of health […]

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Welcome to Issue 47 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The Federal Government has released the second Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The new National Action Plan identifies the following four outcomes that would support coordinated action across Government: supporting women’s participation and needs in peace processes; reducing sexual and gender-based […]

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Welcome to Issue 81 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on the Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) industry including comments on the Australian Finance Industry Association’s new Buy Now Pay Later Code of Practice and Australia’s predicted growth and recent market developments. In other news, APRA has released for consultation […]

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The Review into Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts has dominated news since its release on 22 April 2021, with the Government, the Law Institute of Victoria and others all commenting on the report. This coincides with the release of a quick guide to the composition of Australian parliaments, and the Australian Government’s release of the […]

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Vendors who enter into a binding arrangement for the sale of residential property by way of put and call option, and their financiers relying upon such arrangements in construction funding, may be impacted by a recent decision. The NSW Supreme Court allowed a purchaser to rescind contracts arising from the exercise of a put option, […]

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