Still open for business: Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020 (Cth)05 March 2021
The Federal Parliament has made the Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Act 2020 (Cth) (Act) to ensure that arrangements between Australian States and Territories and foreign governments are consistent with Australia’s foreign policy.
Court of Appeal clarifies section 137 of the Public Service Act 2008 (Qld) - End date for a suspension from duty can be made by reference to a specified event24 February 2021
On 12 February 2021, the Court of Appeal (Sofronoff P and Fraser and Mullins JJA) delivered judgment in Hanson & Ors v Walters  QCA 18, dismissing an appeal brought by Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) against Justice Ryan’s judgment in Walters v Hanson & Ors  QSC 216.
New developments in Unfair Contracts Law13 November 2020
As you probably know, your agency can be subject to having any unfair contract terms in its standard form contracts declared void by a court in certain circumstances, under the Australian Consumer Law.
Native Title - High Court clarifies ability of representative bodies to delegate their functions16 October 2020
On 7 October 2020 the High Court overturned an earlier decision by the Full Federal Court that the Northern Land Council could not delegate its function of certifying applications for registration of indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs) to its chief executive officer (CEO).