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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks receives Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation for 14th consecutive year February 21, 2018

Wednesday 21 February 2018 Maddocks has once again been recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency for its initiatives in achieving gender equality. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Equal Opportunity citation today from … Continued

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ACCC’s 2018 enforcement priorities – what you need to know February 20, 2018

Background If 2017 was the year that the ACCC emphasised consumer and small business protection (including an effective focus on achieving higher penalties), 2018 is set to be the year of cartels and the continued … Continued

Reading Room

  • Remedies for the serious invasion of privacy in NSW

    Invasion of privacy has recently been back in the headlines. Gina Rinehart is reportedly suing Channel Nine and the production company, Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, over the broadcast of the 2015 mini-series House of Hancock. Mrs … Continued

  • Responding to requests to access to CCTV Footage

    The use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is becoming widespread. This includes use by government departments, agencies and councils. We have noticed an increasing number of requests to such bodies for access to CCTV footage. … Continued

  • Is it time to review your Protected Disclosure Procedures?

    Councils have now had their Protected Disclosure Procedures (Procedures) in place for 18 months, as required by the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (Act). Consistent with recent comments made by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC), it … Continued

  • Self represented litigants – Issues for government

      There are increasing numbers of self-represented litigants in our courts and tribunals. Self-represented litigants, or SRLs, pose particular challenges, especially for government agencies (including local government). This article looks at what a SRL is, … Continued

  • Serious invasions of privacy in the digital era – The Australian take

    The current celebrity photo hacking scandal in the USA provides a timely reminder about the absence of privacy laws in Australia. A large number of private photographs, including photographs depicting a number of female celebrities … Continued

  • Proposed Change to Victorian Privacy Laws

    Back in December 2012, the Victorian Attorney-General announced reforms to strengthen data security and privacy within the Victorian public sector, including establishing a new Privacy and Data Protection Commissioner. In June 2014, the Victorian Government … Continued

  • FOI Amendment Bill 2014 – Changes to FOI Commissioner’s Resourcing

    Legislation has been introduced into Parliament to assist in the resourcing of the Office of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Commissioner – most notably, by providing for Assistant Commissioners who can also conduct reviews and … Continued

  • Intrusive collection of personal information won’t fly with the Privacy Commissioner

    The Privacy Commissioner has held that Aerocare Pty Ltd interfered with the privacy of an airline passenger, by asking him questions about his medical condition in the departure lounge of the Sunshine Coast airport, in … Continued

  • Key changes to privacy law explained: the impact on business

    The Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012 (Amending Act) was passed on 12 December 2012 and takes effect on 12 March 2014. The Amending Act will bring significant changes to the Privacy Act 1988 … Continued

  • eAlert | Privacy complaints and investigations

    With the revised privacy legislation coming into effect on 12 March 2014, it is a timely reminder to review your processes for dealing with privacy complaints. The document above is a reference guide, and details how … Continued