In this article Dennis Martin discusses some of the recent developments in the area of internet giants, particularly in light of the recent Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report on its Digital Platforms Inquiry, which was published on 26 July 2019. Background The commentariat is increasingly expressing concern that the internet behemoths – Google, Facebook,
Every day, government departments, agencies, and tribunals make decisions that affect the rights and entitlements of Australians. Under the Australian Constitution, these government entities form part of the ‘Executive’, which applies legislation passed by Parliament to individual circumstances. Dominic Cookman, Associate with Snedden Hall & Gallop suggests that perhaps the most important concept in administrative
An under-discussed feature of Australia’s migration system is its problematic treatment of visa applicants with disabilities. Australia’s Disability Discrimination Act aims to protect individuals from unfair treatment on the grounds of their disability, however, this does not extend to those seeking certain visas in Australia. In the following article, originally published in the ACT Law Society Journal,
It can be startling to realise how much power and responsibility Australian government authorities have to make decisions which affect the lives of citizens. Parliament makes legislation which confers general rights and duties on us all. It usually falls to executive decision makers such as government departments, agencies, tribunals and licencing authorities to apply legislation
Whether an employer operates in the public or private sector, workplace investigations are a vital part of managing workforce conduct. Emily Shoemark, Senior Associate with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers details the 8 key steps that an employer should undertake in a workplace investigation. When should a workplace investigation arise? Workplace investigations should occur: Where
SHG advises that it has now been accepted as a member of the Australian Government’s Legal Services Multi-Use Panel (LSMUL) and accredited to provide legal services to Australian Government agencies.
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