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Issue No. Details
300

Commonwealth obligations under the Building Code and WHS Accreditation Scheme

299 The Voller High Court defamation decision – some implications
298 Execution solutions for remote working arrangements (new update)
297 WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato [2021] HCA 23 (4 August 2021)
296 ACCC v Telstra [2021] FCA 502 (13 May 2021)

295

ACCC v Quantum Housing Group Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 40 (25 March 2021)

294

CUB Australia Holding v COT (16 February 2021)
293

Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 (22 December 2020)

292

Foreign investment reforms: passing of Act introduces new national security test (14 December 2020)

291

Chief Executive Officer, Services Australia and Justin Warren [2020] AATA 4557 (26 November 2020)

290

Plaintiff M83A/2019 v Morrison (No 2) [2020] FCA 1198 (24 August 2020)

289

Mondelez v Automotive, Food, Metals, Engineering, Printing and Kindred Industries Union Known as the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU); Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations v AMWU [2020] HCA 29 (14 August 2020)

288

Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia & Ors v Qantas Airways Limited [2020] FCA 656 (18 May 2020)

287

Commonwealth of Australia v Helicopter Resources Pty Ltd [2020] HCA 16 (28 April 2020)

286

Director of Public Prosecutions (Cth) v Kinghorn; Kinghorn v Director of Public Prosecutions (Cth) [2020] NSWCCA 48 (20 April 2020)

285

Aboriginal Australians are not within the reach of the ‘aliens’ power conferred by s 51(xix) of the Constitution: Love v Commonwealth; Thoms v Commonwealth [2020] HCA (17 February 2020)

284

ASIC v Helou [2019] FCA 1634 (20 January 2020) PDF 112Kb

283

HT v R [2019] HCA 40: High Court finds 'secret' evidence a step too far PDF 107Kb

282

Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd v Robinson [2019] FCAFC 181 PDF 119Kb

281

'Proportionality' in civil penalty cases – important developments (16 October 2019) PDF 129Kb

280

High Court confirms legal professional privilege a 'shield' not a 'sword' (14 August 2019)

279

Comcare v Banerji [2019] HCA 23 (8 August 2019)

278

Commonwealth of Australia not liable for economic loss arising from its administration of the Home Insulation Program PDF 41Kb

277

Keyzer v La Trobe University [2019] FCA 646 (24 May 2019) PDF 38Kb

276

Seventh Anniversary of the PPSR – what you need to do (29 January 2019) PDF 276Kb

275

Federal Court holds dismissal of an ill employee breached the Fair Work Act 2009 (7 December 2018) PDF 44Kb

274

AIT18 v Australian Information Commissioner [2018] FCAFC 192 (30 November 2018) PDF 260Kb

273

The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) (19 October 2018) PDF 47 Kb

272

John Nemcic v Australian Electoral Commission [2018] FWC 5645 (19 October 2018) PDF 38 Kb

271

Update: special leave refused in relation to penalty privilege (27 September 2018) PDF 35 Kb

270

High Court confirms that State tribunals cannot exercise judicial power in federal matters (15 May 2018) PDF 181 Kb

269

Department invites submissions on its review of the Copyright Act 1968 (7 May 2018) PDF 214Kb

268

Full Federal Court finds the Harman obligation does not constrain statutory power (11 April 2018) PDF 38 Kb

267

Tribunal rules on FOI access to text messages (28 March 2018) PDF 127Kb

266

Mandatory data breach notification scheme commences today (22 February 2018) PDF 39Kb

265

Penalty privilege is not available in a federal administrative context unless it is applied by statute: apparent tension in High Court authority resolved (15 February 2018) PDF 189Kb

264

High Court finds Federal Court has power to make a personal payment order against a contravening union official under the Fair Work Act 2009 (14 February 2018) PDF 115Kb

263

Commonwealth Government Business Enterprises – Governance and Oversight Guidelines (10 January 2018)

262

Government releases response to Productivity Commission's report on Australia's intellectual property arrangements (11 September 2017)

261

Full Federal Court clarifies when a psychological condition is an 'injury' or 'disease' under the SRC Act and how decisions ceasing entitlement to workers compensation can be approached (8 September 2017)

260

Resource Management Guide 420: Mandatory Use of the Commonwealth Contracting Suite for Procurements under $200,000 updated by Finance (21 July 2017) PDF 37Kb

259

Whitebox proceeding has potential significance for Commonwealth civil regulators (22 June 2017)

258

The High Court considers 'market' for the purposes of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and when it is 'in Australia'. (21 June 2017) PDF 226Kb

257

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 introduced into Parliament (31 May 2017) PDF 122Kb

256

A current issue arising in ASIC v Whitebox (NSD383 of 2016) (Whitebox), with potential significance for other civil regulatory proceedings, has now been listed for separate hearing before the Full Court of the Federal Court on 8 June 2017. (23 May 2017) PDF 113Kb

255

The Full Court of the Federal Court clarifies the causal connection between 'administrative action' and a disease that is necessary to potentially exclude liability under the SRC Act (9 May 2017) PDF 40Kb

254

Australian Government invites submissions on Productivity Commission's final report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements (25 January 2017) PDF 254 Kb

253

Full Federal Court hands down decision on definition of 'personal information' (25 January 2017) PDF 37Kb

252

New Commonwealth Procurement Rules to apply from 1 March 2017 (30 November 2016)

251

The High Court clarifies the causal connection between 'administrative action' and a disease that is necessary to potentially exclude liability under the SRC Act (10 November 2016) PDF 229Kb

250

Administrative Appeals Tribunal awards $8,000 in compensation for interference with privacy (19 October 2016) PDF 240Kb

249

Productivity Commission delivers final Report on its inquiry into Australia's intellectual property arrangements (23 September 2016) PDF 175 Kb

248

Implications for the Commonwealth from the ANZ liquidated damages case (3 August 2016) PDF 273Kb

247

Release from the 'implied undertaking' for the purpose of a criminal investigation (24 May 2016) PDF 48Kb

246

The Governor-General has dissolved both Houses of Parliament. Caretaker conventions now apply. (9 May 2016)

245

Full Federal Court confirms 'legal unreasonableness' principles (30 March 2016) PDF 241Kb

244

Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Act 2015 to commence on 5 March (5 March 2016)

243

Tribunal rules on disclosure of incoming government brief (17 December 2015) PDF 37Kb

242

Army Reservist discharged for public comments wins in Federal Court (11 December 2015) PDF 35Kb

241

High Court finds that Barbaro does not apply to civil penalty proceedings (9 December 2015) PDF 34Kb

240

Productivity Commission invites submissions to the Inquiry into Australia's Intellectual Property System (26 November 2015) PDF 157Kb

239

ANAO releases audit report on confidentiality in procurement (8 October 2015) PDF 516Kb

238

First decision on who is an 'officer' under the model work health and safety legislation (1 September 2015) PDF 167Kb

237

Full Federal Court clarifies nature and scope of appeals on a 'question of law' (11 August 2015) PDF 191Kb

236

High Court upholds power to order a corporation facing contempt proceedings to discover documents that may tend to implicate it in the contempt alleged (7 July 2015) PDF 118Kb

235

High Court rules on apprehended bias (26 June 2015) PDF 167Kb

234

Privacy determination – need to scrutinise law enforcement requests before disclosing personal information (27 May 2015) PDF 233Kb

233

New APS Award means change for SES employees (26 May 2015) PDF 80Kb

232

Metadata is 'personal information' under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (25 May 2015) PDF 225Kb

231

Parliament passes the Tribunals Amalgamation Bill 2015 (21 May 2015) PDF 184Kb

230

High Court rules on 'Royal prank phone call' case (10 March 2015) PDF 140Kb

229

Energy Consumers Australia Ltd, a national energy consumer advocacy body, established on 30 January 2015 (6 March 2015) PDF 136Kb

228

Fair Work Commission provides guidance on interpreting enterprise agreements (8 December 2014) PDF 132Kb

227

Emissions Reduction Fund ready to commence (5 December 2014) PDF 133Kb

226

Court allows appeal against decision upholding public interest immunity (PII) over complaint and investigation records (6 November 2014) PDF 45Kb

225

Recent decision indicates likely compensation range for breach of privacy (23 September 2014) PDF 131Kb

224

Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era: ALRC tables final report (12 September 2014) PDF 128Kb

223

Implied terms of mutual trust and confidence and good faith in employment contracts: what do they mean for Commonwealth agencies? (11 September 2014) PDF 140Kb

222

Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper: extended deadline for submissions (1 September 2014) PDF 129Kb

221

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd v Marmara (8 August 2014) PDF 129Kb

220

First decision on termination of employment for 'loss of an essential qualification' – Defence defends requirement to maintain a security clearance (28 July 2014) PDF 217Kb

219

High Court upholds validity of designation of Papua New Guinea as regional processing country (27 June 2014) PDF 50Kb

218

Bills to facilitate 1 July 2014 commencement of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability legislative framework pass through Parliament (27 June 2014)

217

High Court holds legislation authorising expenditure for the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program to be invalid (19 June 2014)

216

High Court upholds the validity of 'Henry VIII' regulation affecting an accrued right to compensation (21 May 2014) PDF 132Kb

215

Submissions on penalty post Barbaro – update for civil regulators (16 May 2014)

214

Criminal property forfeiture scheme valid – no acquisition of property on unjust terms (22 April 2014) PDF 56Kb

213

High Court decision clarifies the test for extinguishment of native title (17 April 2014) PDF 135Kb

212

Fair Work Commission decisions provide insight on validity of 'no extra claims' clauses in enterprise agreements and notices of employment representation rights (11 April 2014) PDF 128Kb

211

High Court clarifies the circumstances in which words may be read into a statute (7 April 2014) PDF 138Kb

210

Recent decision revisits approach to release of vocational assessment information of successful job applicant (20 March 2014) (PDF 133Kb)

209

Submissions on penalty ranges – High Court's view and implications for civil regulators (11 March 2014) PDF 142Kb

208

Copyright and the Digital Economy: ALRC tables final report (20 February 2014) PDF 133Kb

207

The High Court declares invalid NSW laws restricting political donations and electoral expenditure (20 December 2013) PDF 132 Kb

206

New anti-bullying measures to commence on 1 January 2014 (16 December 2013) PDF 135Kb

205

Bill introduces major reform of national energy regulatory system (3 December 2013) PDF 136Kb

204

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 commences on 15 January 2014 (29 November 2013) PDF 138Kb

203

Mobile privacy: A better practice guide for mobile app developers (22 November 2013) PDF 126Kb

202

New Federal Court guide to the Individual Docket System (20 November 2013) PDF 132kb

201

High Court guidance on documents produced by mistake (8 November 2013) PDF 131kb

200

High Court discusses principles relating to a duty to give reasons and certiorari (5 November 2013) PDF 134kb

199

High Court refines notion of injury suffered 'in the course of employment' (4 November 2013) PDF 132Kb

198

The High Court holds that a native title right that allows fishing for commercial purposes is not extinguished by State and Commonwealth legislation prohibiting commercial fishing without a licence (29 August 2013) PDF 129Kb

197

High Court upholds constitutional validity of the mining tax (27 August 2013) PDF 139Kb

196

APS Big Data Strategy release (13 August 2013) PDF 136Kb

195

Election 2013: caretaker conventions (30 July 2013) PDF 150Kb

194

New Risk management guidelines for outsourced or offshore ICT arrangements (12 July 2013) PDF 140Kb

193

Sex Discrimination Act amended to cover sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex status and relationship status (3 July 2013) PDF 54Kb

192

New anti-bullying measures and other amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (28 June 2013) PDF 103Kb

191

Bill introduces new governance, performance and accountability framework for Commonwealth bodies (28 June 2013) PDF 108Kb

190

Privacy reforms: introduction of Bill requiring notification of serious data breaches (5 June 2013) PDF 48Kb

189

Launch of Opinions of the Attorneys-General of the Commonwealth of Australia Volume 3, 1923–45, and website of Legal Opinions 1901–45: www.legalopinions.ags.gov.au (28 May 2013)

188

Recent decision clarifies legal professional privilege for in-house lawyers (24 May 2013) PDF 100Kb

187

Changes to the operation of Division 81 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999 (22 May 2013) PDF 49Kb

186

High Court considers unreasonableness ground of judicial review of administrative decisions (21 May 2013) PDF 68Kb

185

Exposure draft proposal to amend the Constitution released (17 May 2013) PDF 46Kb

184

Bill to introduce new public governance, performance and accountability framework (16 May 2013) PDF 52Kb

183

Victorian Court of Appeal changes approach to civil penalties by consent (27 March 2013) PDF 60Kb

182

High Court finds Google not responsible for misleading 'sponsored links' (21 February 2013) PDF 51Kb

181

Amendments to the Public Service Act 1999 (11 February 2013) PDF 54Kb

180

New Commonwealth Grant Guidelines (31 January 2013) PDF 52Kb

179

Commonwealth win in the Victorian alpine grazing case (30 January 2013) PDF 57Kb

178

ACT Court of Appeal confirms police responsibilities for prevention of crime are critical to determining whether a duty of care is owed (21 December 2012) PDF 47Kb

177

Freedom of information requests to the Official Secretary to the Governor-General (21 December 2012) PDF 42Kb

176

Amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (3 December 2012) PDF 56Kb

175

Consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws (30 November 2012) PDF 58Kb

174

Full Federal Court decision on public interest immunity (29 November 2012) PDF 60Kb

173

Supreme Court decision on the mistaken release of material determined to be exempt under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (9 November 2012) PDF 45Kb

172

Review of the Freedom of Information Act (1 November 2012) PDF 43Kb

171

High Court delivers its reasons in the challenges to the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act (22 October 2012) PDF 46Kb

170

High Court decides that regulations are inconsistent with the Migration Act 1958 (22 October 2012) PDF 49Kb

169

Submissions for ALRC inquiry into copyright and digital economy (15 October 2012) PDF 51Kb

168

Transfer of OLDP functions to the Office of Parliamentary Counsel (5 October 2012) PDF 41Kb

167

Federal Court decision on unwanted door knocking (4 October 2012) PDF 43Kb

166

Implied term of mutual trust and confidence in employment contracts: what does it mean for Commonwealth agencies? (28 September 2012) PDF 54Kb

165

High Court decision clarifies adverse action provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (21 September 2012) PDF 58Kb

164

High Court decision on third party access under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (17 September 2012) PDF 54Kb

163

Parliament passes Bill that changes the way legislative instruments cease (14 September 2012) PDF 46Kb

162

Full Federal Court decision on loss or damage in the context of civil penalty matters (14 September 2012) PDF 71Kb

161

High Court decision on procedural fairness (10 September 2012) PDF 44Kb

160

Federal Court decision on Federal Magistrates' superannuation entitlements (7 September 2012) PDF 73Kb

159

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights tables first report (31 August 2012) PDF 52Kb

158

High Court upholds Tobacco Plain Packaging Act (15 August 2012) PDF 42Kb

157

Final ALRC terms of reference for review of copyright exceptions and AGD review of exceptions to liability for circumventing technological protection measures (26 July 2012) PDF 53Kb

156

National Energy Retail Law to commence on 1 July 2012 (29 June 2012) PDF 58Kb

155

Legislation enacted today in response to High Court's decision in Williams v Commonwealth (28 June 2012) PDF 57Kb

154

New gTLD applications – objection period now open (15 June 2012) PDF 48Kb

153

Proposed amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (30 May 2012) PDF 52Kb

152

Updated Australian Government intellectual property guidance for agencies (9 May 2012)

151

High Court decision on the duties of corporate officers (8 May 2012)

150

Federal Court decision on the service of documents by post (1 May 2012)

149

Copyright inquiry draft terms of reference released for public comment (18 April 2012) PDF 60Kb

148

New Commonwealth Procurement Rules (16 April 2012) PDF 60Kb

147

Taking genuine steps statements seriously (13 April 2012) PDF 162Kb

146

Clean Energy legislation (22 March 2012) PDF 179Kb

145

Proposed new oversight, review and conduct provisions for the Australian Public Service (1 March 2012) PDF 165Kb

144

Public holidays in South Australia (7 February 2012) PDF 149Kb

143

New Personal Property Securities Register commences on 30 January 2012 (20 January 2012) PDF 152Kb

142

New work health and safety laws now in operation (5 January 2012) PDF 169Kb

141

Recent amendments extend Auditor-General's powers of review and audit (20 December 2011) PDF 156Kb

140

New human rights obligations for agencies (25 November 2011) PDF 128Kb

139

When is a government charge a tax? (13 October 2011) PDF 118Kb

138

New national electricity and gas retail supply arrangements to be applied by the Commonwealth (21 September 2011) PDF 56Kb

137

Two new national bodies to regulate offshore petroleum operations and titles (15 September 2011) PDF 56Kb

136

Government introduces clean energy legislation into Parliament (14 September 2011) PDF 47Kb

135

Inconsistency of Commonwealth and State laws (13 September 2011) PDF 55Kb

134

Federal Court rules on parliamentary privilege and waiver of legal professional privilege (29 August 2011) PDF 50 Kb

133

Government releases clean energy legislation exposure drafts (29 July 2011) PDF 68Kb

132

Acts Interpretation Act 1901 amendments (21 June 2011) PDF 59Kb

131

Genuine steps statements under the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (27 May 2011) PDF 53Kb

130

Two recent decisions highlight important public interest immunity considerations (21 April 2011) PDF 74Kb

129

New national arrangements governing the retail supply of electricity and gas (16 March 2011) PDF 58Kb

128

Government releases draft guidelines on licensing of public sector information (9 February 2011) PDF 61Kb

127

Role of courts in judicial review (23 December 2010) PDF 68Kb

126

Federal Court clarifies law on notices of decisions under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (23 December 2010) PDF 52Kb

125

Updated Statement of IP Principles issued (13 October 2010) PDF 170Kb

124

Some recent cases dealing with misconduct by public sector employees (10 August 2010) PDF 64Kb

123

Election 2010: caretaker conventions (15 July 2010) PDF 97Kb

122

Changes to the Financial Management and Accountability Regulations 1997 (2 July 2010) PDF 59Kb

121

High Court clarifies the test for non-publication orders in the Federal Court (18 June 2010) PDF 63Kb

120

Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Bill 2010 (7 June 2010) PDF 55Kb

119

Government releases new Liability Risk Assessment Guide for FMA Act Agencies (21 May 2010) PDF 58Kb

118

Freedom of Information reforms passed by Federal Parliament (14 May 2010) PDF 47Kb

117

The new Australian Consumer Law (13 April 2010) PDF 58Kb

116

High Court decisions on funding agreements, potential acquisitions of property and abridgment of rights to water (25 February 2010) PDF 56Kb

115

Revised Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme legislation introduced into parliament (3 February 2010) PDF 64Kb

114

Freedom of information and reviews of deemed refusals by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (24 December 2009) PDF 55Kb

113

Legal professional privilege and parliamentary privilege over drafting instructions (8 December 2009) PDF 57Kb

112

Freedom of Information reforms introduced into Parliament (27 November 2009) PDF 53Kb

111

New Commonwealth Property Management Guidelines (6 November 2009) PDF 72Kb

110

Report on the National Human Rights Consultation released (23 October 2009) PDF 58Kb

109

Government responds to Australian Law Reform Commission's review of Australian Privacy Laws (16 October 2009) PDF 57Kb

108

Freedom of Information (Removal of Conclusive Certificates and Other Measures) Act 2009 now law (13 October 2009) PDF 56Kb

107

Supreme Court awards first damages under ACT Human Rights Act (1 October 2009) PDF 57Kb

106

Full Federal Court judgment important to decision makers claiming privilege over information (3 September 2009) PDF 57Kb

105

Parliament passes new renewable energy target (31 August 2009) PDF 56Kb

104

High Court judgment has significant implications for the ability of parties to amend pleadings (7 August 2009) PDF 61Kb

103

Updated construction industry guidelines now in effect (6 August 2009) PDF 61Kb

102

Important changes to FMA Regulations on proposals and approvals to spend public money (3 August 2009) PDF 64Kb

101

High Court reasons for the Pape decision on the Tax Bonus Act (14 July 2009) PDF 62Kb

100

New Commonwealth Grant Guidelines (3 July 2009) PDF 78Kb

99

Access to justice reforms (1 July 2009) PDF 57Kb

98

Establishment of the Australian Energy Market Operator (1 July 2009) PDF 58Kb

97

Lawyers acting for government not potentially liable for misfeasance in public office (5 May 2009) PDF 59Kb

96

Federal Court issues practice note on Fast Track Directions (1 May 2009) PDF 57Kb

95

The new federal workplace relations system (8 April 2009) PDF 69Kb

94

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme legislation exposure drafts (3 April 2009) PDF 55Kb

93

High Court upholds validity of tax bonus payments (3 April 2009) PDF 50Kb

92

Public holidays for federal system employees (30 March 2009) PDF 55Kb

91

Major freedom of information reforms announced (25 March 2009) PDF 57Kb

90

Observing the 2009 Anzac Day Public Holiday (23 March 2009) PDF 52Kb

89

Natural justice and 'act of grace' payments (4 March 2009) PDF 59Kb

88

New water reform laws commence (15 December 2008) PDF 139Kb

87

Finance issues new 30 day payment policy (9 December 2008) PDF 64Kb

86

Nation-building funds legislation passed by Parliament (9 December 2008) PDF 56Kb

85

New carbon sequestration regime (5 December 2008) PDF 53Kb

84

Freedom of Information Amendment Bill introduced to parliament (27 November 2008) PDF 54Kb

83

New Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (15 October 2008) PDF 78Kb

82

High Court judgment has implications for the inconsistency test for waiver of legal professional privilege and freedom of information (20 August 2008) PDF 62Kb

81

Recent High Court decision on binding nature of implied undertakings in litigation including upon non-parties (19 August 2008) PDF 61Kb

80

High Court considers the nature of administrative review in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (14 August 2008) PDF 62Kb

79

Key features of the National Employment Standards (5 August 2008) PDF 86Kb

78

Australia's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (29 July 2008) PDF 59Kb

77

Important legislative changes regarding land acquisition (25 July 2008) PDF 56Kb

76

Employers can direct employees to undertake psychiatric assessment (22 July 2008) PDF 58Kb

75

New system for regulating export of bulk wheat (18 July 2008) PDF 100Kb

74

New arrangements for regulation of natural gas pipeline services (8 July 2008) PDF 102Kb

73

Lawyers acting for government potentially liable for misfeasance in public office (25 June 2008) PDF 60Kb

72

Employers can be obliged to pay redundancy as advised in an estimate (19 June 2008) PDF 69Kb

71

Significant changes to accountability and governance arrangements for Commonwealth authorities and companies (2 June 2008) PDF 60 Kb

70

High Court rejects challenge to validity of conferral of Commonwealth administrative power on state officers (15 May 2008) PDF 108Kb

69

New agreement-making framework under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (1 April 2008) PDF 113Kb

68

New asbestos laws for non-residential premises in the ACT (15 February 2008) PDF 61 Kb

67

Amendment to arrangements for the national electricity market and electricity distribution businesses (12 February 2008) PDF 67Kb

66

Federal Court confirms flexibility in EPBC Act referral and assessment processes (24 January 2008) PDF 70Kb

65

Legal professional privilege: recent judgment affects in-house lawyers (23 January 2008) PDF 87Kb

64

Important recent FMA Act amendments (10 January 2008) PDF 56Kb

63

New national greenhouse and energy reporting framework (4 October 2007) PDF 62Kb

62

Election 2007: caretaker conventions (18 September 2007) PDF 102Kb

61

Changes affecting building work funded by the Australian Government (19 September 2007) PDF 93Kb

60

The Northern Territory National Emergency Response Package (6 September 2007) PDF 70Kb

59

Water Bill 2007 (21 August 2007) PDF 57Kb

58

Freedom of information and transfer of requests between agencies (13 August 2007) PDF 54Kb

57

Amendments to the Native Title Act 1993 (3 July 2007) PDF 55Kb

56

New FMA Regulation 10 delegation and guidance from 1 July 2007 (26 June 2007) PDF 48Kb

55

Release of revised SourceIT model contracts (6 June 2007) PDF 42Kb

54

The nature and extent of the duty of care owed by the Crown to employees involved in work entailing risk of psychiatric injury (28 May 2007) PDF 65Kb

53

Damages claim for negligent advice given 34 years previously not statute-barred (30 April 2007) PDF 44Kb

52

New grounds for employees to sue employers for breach of contract (7 March 2007) PDF 61Kb

51

The downside of including misconduct procedures in a certified agreement (7 February 2007) PDF 69Kb

50

Penalty judgment under secondary boycott provisions of the Trade Practices Act (24 January 2007) PDF 48Kb

49

Amendments to the Privacy Act (7 December 2006) PDF 46Kb

48

Cessation of the Endorsed Supplier Arrangement (1 December 2006) PDF 47Kb

47

The Work Choices decision (22 November 2006) PDF 68Kb

46

Federal Court awards $5.5 million in pecuniary penalties in Australia's first Spam Act case (16 November 2006) PDF 46Kb

45

Canute and Comcare (6 October 2006) PDF 61Kb

44

Basis for recognition of native title over Perth (29 September 2006) PDF 60Kb

43

Freedom of information and review of conclusive certificates (6 September 2006) PDF 54Kb

42

Limited liability in ICT contracts: Finance Circular 2006/03 (31 August 2006) PDF 63Kb

41

Clarification of the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines (14 August 2006) PDF 59Kb

40

Responding to applications to extend limitation periods (23 June 2006) PDF 72Kb

39

Liability of employer for unlawful discrimination in workplace (5 June 2006) PDF 79Kb

38

Proportionate liability in mesothelioma claims (16 May 2006) PDF 71Kb

37

Admitting medical evidence in personal injuries cases from experts that have not been agreed upon or court appointed (11 May 2006) PDF 171Kb

36

Substance over form (18 April 2006) PDF 55Kb

35

Misuse of market power and price fixing (22 March 2006) PDF 93Kb

34

The Legal Services Directions 2005 (27 February 2006) PDF 207Kb

33

Simplified requirements for goods mortgages (24 February 2006) PDF 230Kb

32

Procedural fairness, secret information, disavowals of reliance by decision-makers and public interest immunity (14 December 2005) PDF 211Kb

31

Caution to be exercised when relying on Calderbank letters (12 December 2005) PDF 231Kb

30

The workplace relations advertising case (26 October 2005) PDF 45Kb

29

Footy tipping and breaches of the Code of Conduct (11 October 2005) PDF 48Kb

28

Employment by authority of a law of the Commonwealth (28 September 2005) PDF 50Kb

27

Limitations of legal professional privilege (26 August 2005) PDF 46Kb

26

Australian Government Property Ownership Framework: to own or not to own? (5 August 2005) PDF 45Kb

25

The proper subject matter of averments (5 August 2005) PDF 46Kb

24

Amendments to the National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Act 2004 (19 July 2005) PDF 296Kb

23

Commencement of new national electricity legislation (7 July 2005) PDF 298Kb

22

Admissibility of expert evidence (25 May 2005) PDF 286Kb

21

Amendments to the AAT Act (20 May 2005) PDF 298Kb

20

Amendments to the National Security Information (Criminal Proceedings) Act 2004 (27 April 2005) PDF 291Kb

19

Obtaining security for costs in unfair dismissal proceedings (18 March 2005) PDF 295Kb

18

Reinstatement where the employment relationship has irrevocably broken down: Andrea Walsh v Australian Taxation Office (16 March 2005) PDF 292Kb

17

Redundancy entitlements (11 March 2005) PDF 293Kb

16

Admissibility of expert evidence (10 March 2005) PDF 289Kb

15

Implications of providing misleading information in the security clearance process (2 March 2005) PDF 291Kb

14

Public service confidentiality (7 January 2005) PDF 302Kb

13

High Court Rules 2004 (20 December 2004) PDF 296Kb

12

AAT awards compensation for breach of privacy (3 December 2004) PDF 287Kb

11

Inappropriateness of a plaintiff's solicitor contacting a defendant who is, or is to be indemnified (15 October 2004) PDF 294Kb

10

Limitations of legal professional privilege to communications of in-house Defence lawyers (20 September 2004) PDF 150Kb

9

Draft Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines issued by the Department of Finance and Administration (17 September 2004) PDF 278Kb

8

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission v Australian Safeway Stores and Mark Jones – Update (16 September) PDF 328Kb

7

Quoting the substance of legal advice in negotiations may make it subject to FOI (9 September 2004) PDF 285Kb

6

Inability to prove alleged psychiatric illness (31 August 2004) PDF 298Kb

5

Government Response to the Uhrig Review of the Corporate Governance of Statutory Authorities (19 August 2004)

4

Scope of Commonwealth environmental laws (10 August 2004) PDF 295Kb

3

Energy reform legislation (13 July 2004)

2

Abolition of mortgage duty in Victoria (29 June 2004) PDF 35Kb

1

Privacy complainants can go directly to the Federal Court (27 May 2004) PDF 123Kb