Legal briefing

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No. 117 Legal professional privilege and the government 30 June 2021 PDF 282KB
No. 116 Ruling the waves – regulating Australia’s offshore waters 1 December 2020 PDF 337KB
No. 115 Misfeasance in public office 19 November 2020 PDF 190KB
No. 114 Dealing effectively with unsatisfactory performance in the Australian Public Service 20 October 2020 PDF 496KB
No. 113 After the election – what happens? 6 May 2019 PDF 291KB
No. 112 Commonwealth grants: an overview of legal issues 12 February 2019 PDF 343KB
No. 110 Misconduct in the Australian Public Service 30 June 2018  
No. 109 Interacting with parliamentary committees 23 August 2017 PDF 277KB
No. 107 Duties to the court 24 July 2015 PDF 169KB
No. 105 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting 12 May 2015 PDF 342KB
No. 103 Legislative Instruments Act 2003 26 February 2014 PDF 306KB
No. 102 Legislative instruments – issues in design 26 February 2014 PDF 294KB
No. 100 Human rights in Commonwealth policy development and decision-making 20 August 2013 PDF 335KB
No. 96 Personal Property Securities Act 9 August 2012  
No. 95 Parliamentary privilege 26 June 2012 PDF 193KB
No. 91 The Fair Work Act 2009: A primer. 8 October 2009  
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. 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
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. 78 Natural justice and the 'hearing rule' – fundamental principles and recent developments 14 July 2006  
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 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 PDF
No. 70 GST – still on your corporate radar? 31 March 2004  
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. 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 14 November 2001 PDF 278 KB
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. 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  
No. 34 Discrimination Law and Public Servants 5 August 1997  
No. 33 Major Changes in Tendering Law 2 July 1997  
No. 32 The Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland 20 May 1997  
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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