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Events

We hold regular seminars on a range of legal and business topics. You can find more details for the seminars and register here.

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12 Oct 21

Data security and opportunities for Ports: what this means for you | 2021 Ports series

From health crises and vessel casualties to cyber-attacks, ports regularly find themselves responding to incidents over which they do not have complete control or responsibility. Despite this, port owners and operators have a critical role to play in managing such issues for themselves, port users and public stakeholders. We take a look at how port owners and operators might approach the preparation and management of these issues and their aftermath.  We will also look at how emerging technologies like block chain provide new opportunities for collaboration and increased efficiency.

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13 Oct 21

IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman | Victorian local government series 2021

In this IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman webinar for local government, Accredited Specialist in Administrative Law, Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, and their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.

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26 Oct 21

The Future of Privacy, RTI and Data | Queensland Government seminar series

In this seminar we will provide you with: a comparative summary of key current privacy regimes both local and global, insights on the latest data breaches and key lessons to be learned, a look to the future of privacy and data and an overview of recent developments and emerging issues for RTI

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26 Oct 21

Crown land dealings for local government | Victorian local government series 2021

In this Crown land dealings for local government webinar, Property, Planning & Development Partner Lisa Cody will discuss the characteristics of Crown land and its definition, vesting, management and responsibility for Crown land and transacting with Crown land including leases, licences and sale of Crown land.

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16 Nov 21

Native title for local government | Victorian local government series 2021

In this Native title for local government seminar, Planning & Environment Partner Jenny Humphris will discuss what native title is, Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the claims process and Councils’ role, issues to be resolved in a determination, Status of Claims in Victoria, where is native title likely to exist or be extinguished?, native title compliance for Council land dealings and infrastructure, Indigenous land use agreements, native title compensation and recognition and settlement agreements.

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07 Dec 21

Ports and competition: monopolies and misuse of market power | 2021 Ports series

Port are essential gateways for international trade. Often ‘natural monopolies’, once the exclusive domain of state control, ports have increasingly privatised and often with resulting controversy. This presentation will consider the competition challenges facing privatised as well as state owned ports.  These issues are especially timely, given growing calls (including vocally from the ACCC) for pricing regulation to be imposed on private port monopolies and the commencement by the ACCC of proceedings against a port for alleged misuse of market power.

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