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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

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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

  • Tackling fraud in the Federal public sector

    Interest in an anti-corruption body at the Federal level appears to be gaining momentum. The Federal Opposition has recently announced plans to establish a National Integrity Commission overseen by a Joint Standing Committee of the … Continued

  • The High Court Citizenship Decision: What follows?

    On 27 October 2017, the High Court ruled on the validity of the election of a number of Federal politicians to the Senate and the House of Representatives in the ‘Citizenship case’. The High Court found a … Continued

  • Don’t let the sunset on your legislative instruments

    It is all too easy to be beaten by the timeframes that lead to legislative instruments sunsetting, with unintended results. In this article we remind Commonwealth agencies of the systems needed to avoid this, and of the … Continued

  • DTA: Report of the ICT Procurement Taskforce

    The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, has released the Report of the ICT Procurement Taskforce (the report). The report makes a range of diverse recommendations including developing ICT … Continued

  • Uber now a taxable ‘taxi’

    Uber’s ongoing campaign to distinguish itself from the Australian taxi industry has brought it before the Court once again. In a Federal Court decision handed down on 17 February 2017, Justice Griffiths found that Uber … Continued

  • How will the new unfair contract terms regime affect Victorian councils?

    On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)’s unfair contract terms regime began applying to ‘small business contracts’. This change has the potential to impact local government as it gives ‘small businesses’ the ability … Continued

  • Election update | The election period has commenced

    As of 12 midnight last night, the election period commenced. This means that, from midnight last night until 6:00pm on 22 October 2016, councils must observe the relevant restrictions imposed by the Local Government Act … Continued

  • Secure Parking Pty Ltd v Woollahra Municipal Council [2016] NSWCA 154

    On 4 July 2016, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down a unanimous decision in Secure Parking Pty Ltd v Woollahra Municipal Council [2016] NSWCA 154 (Secure Parking). The case is a significant … Continued

  • The Code of Conduct fiasco

    Last week may not have been the Victorian local government sector’s ‘finest hour’. The failure of some councils to review their Councillor Codes of Conduct within the mandated period, and the failure of some councils … Continued

  • Progress of the adoption of the Regulatory Powers Act

    We have previously written about the Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014 (RP Act) which was enacted in June 2014. As many of you will be aware, the RP Act provides a framework of standard … Continued