Kristina Mihalic

Kristina is a Special Counsel in the Canberra office and practices in the areas of government related litigation and administrative law.

Kristina has experience in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution; regulatory frameworks; Royal Commissions, inquests, and reviews; administrative law (advising and litigation); information law; and statutory interpretation.

Experience

Kristina’s experience includes advising:

  • Department of Education and Training for the Secretary in AAT litigation in relation to numerous applications for re-crediting of FEE-HELP balances;
  • Office of the Australian Information Commissioner in Tribunal and Federal Court challenges in relation to Privacy determinations and FOI decisions;
  • Innovation Australia in relation to numerous AAT applications for review of decisions under the Industry Research and Development Act 1986;
  • Western Australian Parliament on the validity of amendments purported to have been made to model legislation and whether those amendments had been made to the WA legislation;
  • Reviews and investigations for various Government agencies and individuals in Royal Commissions, a Coronial Inquest, ASIC inquiries, investigating whistle-blower allegations, and working as part of the team assisting independent investigators; and
  • FOI and privacy in relation to advising clients on all aspects of information law, including acting for agencies in FOI and privacy matters before the AAT, preparing privacy impact assessments, drafting decisions and advising on the interpretation and application of secrecy provisions.

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