Australian Government

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HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is the only firm appointed to all Australian Government legal services panels.

HWL Ebsworth is proudly appointed to the:

  • Whole of Australian Government Legal Services Panel
  • Whole of Australian Government Legal Support Services Panel
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission / Australian Energy Regulator Competition and Consumer Law Panel
  • Australian Taxation Office Tax Technical Panel

Our Australian Government Group is dedicated to servicing the legal needs of the Australian Government and comprises of specialist lawyers experienced in all aspects of:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Property and Environment
  • Public Law
  • Workplace, and Industrial Relations and Compensation
  • Specialist Litigation
  • Tax Technical Law
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Legal Support Services

HWL Ebsworth takes pride in delivering the highest quality legal services at a highly competitive rate. We can offer this by focusing internally on careful cost control and ensuring that we charge appropriately for the value that we deliver. We do not spend money on any area that would not benefit the client, and all internal expenditure is limited to only the items that are required for the success of our practices. Our focus and goal is to help our Australian Government clients achieve their objectives in a way that delivers the greatest value for money.

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  • Department of Human Services: Advising on the establishment of the eHealth Record Public Key Infrastructure system, including privacy and security, certificate policies and software licensing;
  • Department of Finance:¬†Advising on the formation of govCMS, an open source web content management system, being the first whole of government SaaS public cloud project, including project documentation and privacy;
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation: Advising on a complex infrastructure grants program, including providing strategic advice to the general counsel to facilitate the funding within a compressed timeframe, and conducting multiple rounds of negotiations in parallel; and
  • Australian Federal Police: Advising and representing the AFP in a Fair Work Commission application by a former employee whose employment had been terminated because of alleged use of illegal drugs. The matter involved emerging international research and expert evidence concerning occupational exposure by law enforcement employees to illicit substances, and in particular the accuracy and reliability of urine and hair testing of such employees in circumstances where occupational exposure is alleged.

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