AGS provides a wide variety of annual and biennial legal forums for Australian Government employees. These include our flagship biennial forums on constitutional law, administrative law, intellectual property, and information and communications technology, as well as annual forums in employment law, FOI and privacy, property and infrastructure, and the civil regulators forum.

They are presented by AGS experts and specialists and will often also feature invited speakers including judges, senior politicians and academics.

Final details for each forum will be posted on this site approximately 4 weeks before the forum date.

AGS is reviewing our 2021 forum program and exploring format options so that we can continue to deliver our high-quality legal conferences to you in this current climate.

Virtual Property and Construction Forum

Thursday 4 March 2021 10:30 – 11:30 am AEDT

We are pleased to invite you to the first in a series of virtual presentations on property and construction.

This first session will look at the Commonwealth Procurement Rules in property transactions, and will include a presentation by Kate Cummins (Department of Finance) on the strategic management of property portfolios to deliver value-for-money outcomes.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from both AGS and the Department of Finance.

Panel members include:

  • Kate Cummins Department of Finance
  • Helen Moran Senior Executive Lawyer, AGS

RSVP by Tuesday 2 March 2021 by emailing

Please submit your questions to our panel prior to the presentation by Thursday 25 February by emailing

General enquiries to Tiff Brown: 02 6253 7246.

FOI and Privacy Forum

Friday 7 May 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Please save the date for our upcoming FOI and Privacy Forum. This forum is held once every 2 years and includes a mix of significant and contemporary topics in information law.

You will have an opportunity to hear from a range of FOI and Privacy experts, including AGS lawyers and esteemed guests, and to network with fellow practitioners.

We will traverse:

  • significant cases
  • emerging policy reviews
  • legal developments
  • practical guidance for agencies

To ensure we can meet with as many of you in person as possible, we will be hosting sessions from our AGS offices across Australia and joining together via video link.

We will also have a live-stream option available.

Further details to come including agenda and cost.

General enquiries to Kristina Nocevska: 02 6253 7457.

Civil Regulators Forum 

Date and location TBA

Join us to hear some of Australia’s most experienced civil penalty practitioners discuss and analyse current risks, issues and strategies for the day-today practice of Commonwealth regulators.

If you would like to be contacted about this forum please contact

Information Technology Forum 

Date  and location TBA 

For public sector officers who are: lawyers; policy officers and project managers; website managers and online services delivery officers; information technology officers; contract and procurement officers.

If you would like to be contacted about this forum please contact

Administrative Law Forum 

Date and location TBA 

Administrative law remains central to the functioning of the Australian Government. This forum will bring you up to date with the latest developments in administrative law and their practical implications for Commonwealth administrators, decision-makers and lawyers.

If you would like to be contacted about this forum please contact

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