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Clayton Utz | Australia | 22 Mar 2019

Shake-up of APS working conditions, management structures proposed by the Independent Review interim report

In what could be the biggest shake-up of Commonwealth Government administration in a generation, the Interim Report of the Independent Review of the


Clayton Utz | Australia | 30 Mar 2017

Not today: what is the "last day" in legislation (and how can you tell)?

Government (and those dealing with government) will be very familiar with deadlines set by legislation, but might not appreciate that those deadlines


Clayton Utz | Australia | 13 Oct 2016

Dear Diary: The Full Federal Court explains how to determine if a practical refusal reason arises under the FOI Act

An FOI decision-maker should examine documents on their face to decide if consultation is needed unless there is some suggestion on the face of the


Clayton Utz | Australia | 18 Feb 2016

Estimating FOI processing times and third party consultations: AAT gives some practical guidance

Estimates of processing freedom of information requests should not include time to search and review related information that may justify a need to


Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Dec 2015

Serious Data Breach Notification Bill - exposure draft released for consultation

The Federal Government released a discussion paper and an exposure draft of the Privacy Amendment (Notification of Serious Data Breaches) Bill 2015


Clayton Utz | Australia | 3 Sep 2015

A question of law: the Full Federal Court allows greater flexibility for AAT appeals

The Federal Court of Australia has overruled previous authority in relation to its jurisdiction to consider appeals from decisions of the


Clayton Utz | Australia | 3 Sep 2015

The Fertility Control Clinic case: when are decision-makers allowed to make an error?

The Supreme Court of Victoria's recent decision in Fertility Control Clinic v Melbourne City Council 2015 VSC 424 is a reminder that Australian


Clayton Utz | Australia | 17 Mar 2015

CU LAB: privacy laws: what can organisations do better?

Complying with privacy laws when managing personal information is tough, but it can be done, as Caroline Bush explains. Make more connections between


Clayton Utz | Australia | 5 Mar 2015

Is invasion of privacy actionable? The rise of breach of confidence

Although there is some legislative protection for Australians' personal information, it doesn't extend to every instance of what might be considered


Clayton Utz | Australia | 19 Feb 2015

Two wrongs don't always make a writ

A recent decision of the High Court highlights the potential risks and consequences for decision-makers who are required to remake

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