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Public interest disclosure scheme for Australian Government agencies
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 comes into force on 15 January 2014.
17 Dec 2013
High Court settles heated constitutional challenge to international arbitration
The TCL case confirmed the constitutional validity of the IAA, which applies to international arbitration in Australia.
5 Apr 2013
Day One of Victoria's new Freedom of Information regime
The new website for Victoria's Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner has now been established with the new regime.
5 Dec 2012
Australian High Court Rejects Challenge By Big Tobacco And Determines Plain Packaging Laws Are Constitutional And Valid
The High Court has rejected the constitutional challenge mounted by several key players in the tobacco industry.
17 Nov 2012
Victoria's Freedom of Information Commissioner appointed
The Victorian Government has appointed the state's new Freedom of Information Commissioner, with a new FOI regime.
11 Nov 2012
Case note: When are the Refugee and Migration Review Tribunals functus officio?
The Full Court's judgment provides important clarification as to the point at which the Tribunals are functus officio.
17 Sep 2012
Australia's tobacco plain packaging law held to be constitutional and valid
The landmark decision raises the question of how tobacco companies will differentiate themselves from their competitors.
21 Aug 2012
New privacy laws to be presented to Parliament
The Attorney-General has announced major legislative reforms to the Privacy Act that are intended to benefit consumers.
16 May 2012
Freedom of Information Amendment (Freedom of Information Commissioner) Bill 2011
A new bill will create a Freedom of Information Commissioner to oversee agency decision making and handle complaints.
18 Jan 2012
Parliamentary scrutiny of human rights
New legislation ensures greater parliamentary scrutiny of compliance with international human rights obligations.
6 Dec 2011
Auckland Council, the final chapter?
Late last year, the much awaited final piece of legislation reforming the governance structure of Auckland was introduced to Parliament. Adopting the 'rolling maul' style of legislative reform, the Local Government (Auckland Law Reform) Bill substantially amends and adds to the first two pieces of 'Supercity' legislation in the drive towards the creation of one council on 1 November this year.
New Zealand
7 Feb 2010
One Council, Many Voices - The Local Government (Auckland Council) Act
The new Local Government (Auckland Council) Act, recently passed under urgency, provides for the governance structure of the Auckland Council.
New Zealand
12 Oct 2009
Auckland Governance – One Bill, One Act, One Auckland Council
This month saw the Government take a major step towards the goal of a single Auckland Council with the introduction into the House of two proposed pieces of legislation, the Local Government (Auckland Reorganisation) Bill and the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill.
New Zealand
28 May 2009
Auckland Governance - Government Pushes Further Towards ´One City´
In our last update, we referred to the very significant changes proposed by the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance. On Tuesday afternoon last week, the NZ Government released its response to the Commission's report.
New Zealand
14 Apr 2009
Auckland Governance - Facing The Challenge
On Friday the Royal Commission laid down an unprecedented challenge to those involved in Greater Auckland's governance. The Commission recommended very significant changes to the region's current governance structures and an implementation deadline of October 2010.
New Zealand
31 Mar 2009
Resource Management Amendment Bill Introduced
The Resource Management (Simplifying and Streamlining) Amendment Bill (the Bill) was introduced to Parliament on 19 February 2009, and follows various government announcements and substantial public interest in the proposed changes.
New Zealand
25 Feb 2009
Banking & Finance Update - Law Reform - Further Draft Of Bill Released
On 17 November 2008, the Federal Attorney-General, Mr Robert McClelland, released a further draft of the Personal Property Securities Bill (Revised Bill) which has been referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs for comment.
27 Nov 2008
Report Released On Australian Market For Retail Tenancy Leases
In late August the Productivity Commission released its eagerly awaited report on the Australian retail tenancy market.
2 Oct 2008
Sharing Confidential Information – Release Of The Commerce Commission (International Co-Operation And Fees) Bill
The Commerce Commission regularly perceives a need to share information with overseas competition regulators and, in turn, receive their co-operation in the fight against anti-competitive arrangements affecting markets in New Zealand.
19 Sep 2008
I´ll Have A Burger With The Lot...
In the recent decision of Carwoode Pty Ltd v Cardinia SC [2008] VCAT 1334, the Tribunal considered an appeal against a failure to make a decision on a freeway service centre application 'with the lot'.
11 Sep 2008
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