The Federal Court has fined TPG Internet Pty Ltd $400,000 for failing to ensure all of its users had access to the emergency call services 000 and 112 in the case of Australian Communications and Media Authority v TPG Internet Pty Ltd  FCA 382.
On 8 April 2014, the Productivity Commission (the Commission) released its Draft Report on Access to Justice Arrangements, the next part of its schedule for its inquiry into the Australian System of Civil Dispute Resolution. Evident from the report so far is that the Commission has found a number of serious barriers that prevent people from resolving civil disputes in a timely and affordable way.
Queensland has appointed a new Solicitor-General after his predecessor resigned from the position back in March 2014. The senior barrister, Peter Dunning QC, of Callinan Chambers in Brisbane was appointed Solicitor-General on Thursday, 10 April 2014.
The NSW State Government has released a "Crown Lands Legislation White Paper" that proposes a series of dramatic reforms to the way Crown land is managed. The proposals involve redrafting legislation and a number of crucial changes to the current system of management. The White Paper is the latest step in the Crown Land Management Review, which has been running since June 2012.
As previously reported by TimeBase, Attorney General George Brandis has caused quite a storm when he called for the complete repeal of Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), which proscribes so called offensive behaviour because of "race, colour or national or ethnic origin".
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