The Family Violence Protection Act 2008 replaces the system of family violence intervention orders established by the Crimes (Family Violence) Act 1987 for family members.
In this seventh issue, we consider the Supreme Court's findings in the decision of Sabet v Medical Practitioners Board, the first decision to directly apply the Charter.
This newsletter covers the High Courts decision in Osland v Secretary to the Department of Justice  HCA 37 and provides some practical advice regarding legal professional privilege and the public interest override power under the Freedom of Information Act 1982.
The Court of Appeal decided in Byrne v Marles that the Legal Services Commissioner was required to give legal practitioners an opportunity to make submissions as to whether she should commence a disciplinary inquiry under the Legal Profession Act 2004.
In this newsletter we examine ‘amenity’ under planning law. We state what it is and what aspects of amenity can and cannot be considered in decision making.
In this issue, Joanna Davidson and Udara Jayasinghe discuss the scope and operation of the interpretive rule under the Charter.
This seminar paper discusses the key provisions and a preferred approach to interpretation.
This presentation focuses on effective frameworks for end of term transition, which are essential for government purchasing and outsourcing contracts.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) can be an effective and flexible tool for documenting the common intent of two or more government parties or between government and non-government parties.
This newsletter deals with the Court of Appeal's recent decision in the Romsey Hotel case. The ruling contains important messages for primary decision makers about their obligations to participate, and assist VCAT, in merits reviews.
This seminar paper commences with a ‘potted history’ of FOI in an international context, and looks to the link between FOI and contemporary notions of democracy, including human rights and open government.
In this newsletter, we briefly refer to the general principles in connection with delegations and authorisations and then discuss two issues which commonly arise in the context of delegations, namely, the effect of a delegation following a change in office and the effect of a defective ...