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Joint management of public libraries

17 Jun, 2011

On and from 7 June 2011, amendments to the Library Act 1939 will allow two or more Councils, with approval of the Minister for the Arts to enter into an arrangement to jointly manage library services in their local government areas. Prior…

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Consumer Laws and Councils

8 Apr, 2011

From 1 January 2011 the provisions of various statutes dealing with consumer protection were consolidated into the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), which is contained in Schedule 2 to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formerly the Trade Practices Act 1974)….

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Increased Protection For Whistleblowers

11 Mar, 2011

A broad range of amendments to the newly named Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (Act) (previously the Protected Disclosures Act 1994) have been made which will broaden the scope of protection given to people wishing to make disclosures about conduct in…

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