Legal briefing

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Issue Details Publication date
No 118 Misconduct in the Australian Public Service 15 December 2021
No. 117 Legal professional privilege and the government 30 June 2021
No. 116 Ruling the waves – regulating Australia’s offshore waters 1 December 2020
No. 115 Misfeasance in public office 19 November 2020
No. 114 Dealing effectively with unsatisfactory performance in the Australian Public Service 20 October 2020
No. 113 After the election – what happens? [PDF 291KB] 6 May 2019
No. 112 Commonwealth grants: an overview of legal issues [PDF 343KB 12 February 2019
No. 109 Interacting with parliamentary committees [PDF 277KB] 23 August 2017
No. 107 Duties to the court [PDF 169KB] 24 July 2015
No. 105 Indemnities in Commonwealth contracting - [PDF 342KB] 12 May 2015
No. 103 Legislative Instruments Act 2003[PDF 306KB] 26 February 2014
No. 102 Legislative instruments – issues in design [PDF 294KB] 26 February 2014
No. 100 Human rights in Commonwealth policy development and decision-making [PDF ]335KB 20 August 2013
No. 95 Parliamentary privilege [PDF 193KB] 26 June 2012
No. 88 Alternative dispute resolution for Commonwealth agencies [PDF 253KB] 18 August 2008
No. 82 Commonwealth environment and heritage law [PDF 231KB] 4 June 2007
No. 78 Natural justice and the 'hearing rule' – fundamental principles and recent developments 14 July 2006
No. 75 Implied undertakings in litigation [PDF 112KB] 14 September 2005
No. 74 Delegations, authorisations and the Carltona principle [PDF 606KB] 14 December 2004
No. 73 Determining whether government agencies are subject to the Trade Practices Act [PDF 108KB] 3 November 2004
No. 70 GST – still on your corporate radar? 31 March 2004
No. 68 Claims for Psychological Injury [PDF 651KB] 4 December 2003
No. 67 Don't Think Twice – Can Administrative Decision Makers Change Their Mind? [PDF 769 KB] 15 August 2003
No. 64 Identifying and Protecting Confidential Information [PDF 755KB] 4 July 2002
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. 54 The Public Service Act 1999: An Overview 8 March 2000
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. 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. 37 Commonwealth Employee Claims for Negligence 16 September 1997
No. 34 Discrimination Law and Public Servants 5 August 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. 28 Defamation and the Public Sector 25 September 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. 7 Directors' Duties and Related Party Transactions 20 October 1993
No. 6 Negligent Advice 20 September 1993
No. 4 Corporate Insolvency: Protecting the Commonwealth 23 July 1993
No. 2 Rationalising Commonwealth Criminal Offences 23 April 1993
No. 1 Free Speech and the Constitution 14 April 1993

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