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No. 108 After the election – what happens? (25 May 2016) PDF 156Kb
No. 107 Duties to the court (24 July 2015)
No. 106 Dealing effectively with unsatisfactory performance in the Australian Public Service (15 April 2015) PDF 452Kb This issue supersedes Legal briefing No. 92
No. 105 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting (12 May 2015) PDF 342Kb This is an updated version of Legal briefing No. 93
No. 104 Misconduct in the Australian Public Service (15 October 2014) PDF 235Kb
No. 103 Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (26 February 2014) PDF 306Kb This is an updated version of Legal briefing No. 69
No. 102 Legislative instruments – issues in design (26 February 2014) PDF 294Kb
No. 101 After the election – what happens? (28 August 2013) PDF 158Kb
No. 100 Human rights in Commonwealth policy development and decision-making (20 August 2013) PDF 335Kb
No. 99 Commonwealth grants: an overview of legal issues (14 May 2013) PDF 210Kb
No. 98 Misfeasance (4 December 2012) PDF 168Kb
No. 97 Commonwealth grants: an overview of legal issues (30 November 2012) PDF 218Kb This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 99
No. 96 Personal Property Securities Act (9 August 2012)
No. 95 Parliamentary privilege (26 June 2012)
No. 94 Personal Property Securities Act (12 January 2012) PDF 326Kb This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 96
No. 93 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting (19 August 2011) PDF 318Kb This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 105
No. 92 Dealing with unsatisfactory performance in the Australian Public Service (2 December 2009) This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 106
No. 91 The Fair Work Act 2009: A primer. (8 October 2009) Under review
No. 90 Swimming in new waters: recent reforms to Australian water law (21 July 2009)
No. 89 UWA v Gray: Rights to inventions made by employees (15 September 2008) PDF 221Kb
No. 88 Alternative dispute resolution for Commonwealth agencies (18 August 2008) PDF 253Kb
No. 87 Legal professional privilege and the government (15 July 2008) PDF 270Kb
No. 86 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting (updated 17 August 2010) PDF 215Kb This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 93
No. 85 After the election — what happens? (updated 19 August 2010) PDF 220Kb
No. 84 Application of the Trade Practices Act to companies conducting business with government (24 September 2007) PDF 215Kb
No. 83 Grants and Funding Programs: Legal Issues (updated 17 August 2010) PDF 219Kb This is an updated version of Legal briefing 83 containing commentary on the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines.
No. 82 Commonwealth environment and heritage law (4 June 2007) PDF 231Kb
No. 81 Unsolicited communications: recent developments in spam and telemarketing law (14 May 2007) PDF 714Kb
No. 80 Misconduct in the Australian Public Service (24 October 2006) This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 104
No. 79 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting (26 July 2006) This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 93 'Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting'
No. 78 Natural justice and the 'hearing rule' – fundamental principles and recent developments (14 July 2006) Under review
No. 77 The Work Choices Act: How will it affect Commonwealth employment? (31 May 2006) PDF 279Kb
No. 76 Implementing the Uhrig review: becoming an FMA agency (5 December 2005) For current employment law aspects see Legal Briefing No. 77 PDF 185Kb
No. 75 Implied undertakings in litigation (14 September 2005) PDF 112Kb
No. 74 Delegations, authorisations and the Carltona principle (14 December 2004) PDF 606Kb
No. 73 Determining whether government agencies are subject to the Trade Practices Act (3 November 2004) PDF 108Kb
No. 72 After the election – what happens? PDF 112Kb
No. 71 Do you need to make super contributions for your contractors? (13 September 2004)
No. 70 GST – still on your corporate radar? (31 March 2004)
No. 69 Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (18 December 2003) PDF 763Kb This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing 103
No. 68 Claims for Psychological Injury (4 December 2003) PDF 651Kb
No. 67 Don't Think Twice – Can Administrative Decision Makers Change Their Mind? (15 August 2003) PDF 769 Kb
No. 66 Managing Procurement Risk and Liability (12 May 2003) This issue has been superseded by Legal briefing No. 86 'Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting'
No. 65 Legal Professional Privilege and the Government (2 October 2002)
No. 64 Identifying and Protecting Confidential Information (4 July 2002) PDF 755Kb
No. 63 Outsourcing: Agency Obligations under the Privacy Act (30 April 2002) PDF 643Kb
No. 62 Legal Issues in Managing Performance Problems (28 February 2002) PDF 253Kb
No. 61 After a General Election – Some Legal Issues, PDF 278 Kb (14 November 2001)
No. 60 Comcover (31 July 2001)
No. 59 The Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (18 June 2001)
No. 58 Misconduct in E-mail and Internet Use at Work (27 February 2001)
No. 57 Determination of Claims under Commonwealth Anti-Discrimination Laws (1 December 2000)
No. 56 Contempt of Court – How it can Affect You (25 June 2000)
No. 55 Amendments to the Corporations Law and CAC Act (10 March 2000)
No. 54 The Public Service Act 1999: An Overview (8 March 2000)
No. 53 Fees for Services and their Recovery (14 December 1999)
No. 52 Employment Conditions Applying to Outsourced Activities (3 December 1999)
No. 51 Probity Aspects of Tendering (25 October 1999) Superseded by Commercial Notes No. 15
No. 50 Goods and Services Tax: Implications for the Commonwealth (25 September 1999)
No. 49 New Environment Legislation (17 September 1999)
No. 48 A New Era for Commonwealth Litigation Services (15 July 1999)
No. 47 Application of State Laws to the Commonwealth (29 June 1999)
No. 46 Commonwealth Assistance to Ministers in Litigation (31 May 1999)
No. 45 Liability in Performance of Statutory Functions (14 May 1999)
No. 44 Ministerial Authorisations: Foster and Beyond (15 March 1999)
No. 43 After a General Election – Some Legal Issues (23 September 1998)
No. 42 Judicial Review of Administrative Decisions (27 August 1998)
No. 41 The Year 2000 Problem and the Commonwealth (27 April 1998)
No. 40 Freedom of Speech and Defamation (4 December 1997)
No. 39 Competition Law and Commonwealth Business Activities (17 November 1997)
No. 38 Duties of Directors and Corporate Governance (9 October 1997)
No. 37 Commonwealth Employee Claims for Negligence (16 September 1997)
No. 36 The Commonwealth's Implied Immunity from State Law (30 August 1997)
No. 35 Competitive Tendering and Contracting (20 August 1997) See also Commercial Notes No. 15 and Commercial Notes No. 5
No. 34 Discrimination Law and Public Servants (5 August 1997)
No. 33 Major Changes in Tendering Law (2 July 1997) See also Commercial Notes No. 15 and Commercial Notes No. 5
No. 32 The Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland (20 May 1997) (also see Legal Practice Briefing Nos 5, 11 and 20)
No. 31 Copyright – Into the Digital Age (10 March 1997)
No. 30 The Private Conduct of Public Servants (30 January 1997)
No. 29 Appearing Before Parliamentary Committees (21 December 1996)
No. 28 Defamation and the Public Sector (25 September 1996)
No. 27 Commonwealth IT Outsourcing (28 August 1996)
No. 26 European Union Developments (29 July 1996)
No. 25 Significant Changes to the Sex Discrimination Act (1 May 1996)
No. 24 Devolution of Power within Government (24 April 1996)
No. 23 Changes in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (15 January 1996)
No. 22 Amendments to Administrative Procedures Approved Under the EPIP Act (10 November 1995)
No. 21 The Disciplining of Public Servants – Some Aspects (24 October 1995)
No. 20 The Native Title Act Case (29 August 1995)
No. 19 The End of the Beaudesert Principle (26 April 1995)
No. 18 Treaties in Australian Law (24 April 1995)
No. 17 European Union Developments (7 April 1995)
No. 16 The Application of the EPIP Act to Commonwealth Decision-Making (23 February 1995)
No. 15 Defamation and Political Discussion (8 November 1994)
No. 14 Unauthorised Disclosure of Government Information (27 October 1994)
No. 13 Acquisition of Property (28 July 1994)
No. 12 European Union Developments (17 June 1994)
No. 11 Native Title Act 1993 (29 April 1994)
No. 10 Commonwealth Employees' Rights of Action For Negligence (16 March 1994)
No. 9 Recovery of Overpayments (7 February 1994)
No. 8 Privatising Government Business Enterprises (15 December 1993)
No. 7 Directors' Duties and Related Party Transactions (20 October 1993)
No. 6 Negligent Advice (20 September 1993)
No. 5 Native Title (30 July 1993)
No. 4 Corporate Insolvency: Protecting the Commonwealth (23 July 1993)
No. 3 Government Information Technology Conditions (GITC) (28 May 1993)
No. 2 Rationalising Commonwealth Criminal Offences (23 April 1993)
No. 1 Free Speech and the Constitution (14 April 1993)

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