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Administrative law in 2020 and the year ahead in 2021

2020 was a memorable year. The extraordinary events in the community impacted on administrative law, causing the government and the…

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Delegation of statutory powers – Express or implied?

When legislation creates a power or discretion, by whom should it be exercised? It is not always practicable for the…

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An ACCC first: Collective bargaining class exemption for small businesses

On 22 October 2020, the ACCC announced a class exemption that, from early 2021, will provide businesses and independent contractors…

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HWL Ebsworth Appointed to all Legal Services Panels for the Australian Government

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers’ (HWL Ebsworth) recent appointment to the Australian Taxation Office’s Tax Technical Panel marks our successful appointment to…

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ATO ramps up its Top 1,000 Program

Key points On 29 June 2020, the ATO published its tax guide called ‘Top 1,000 program – what attracts our…

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Public law in brief: Statutory interpretation

In this public law in brief, Will Sharpe and Katherine Cooke look at key aspects of the modern approach to…

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