Correcting the Record? Rebutting Five Flawed Defences of the Robodebt Programme

By Darren O’Donovan Today sees the publication of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs’ report into the Department of Human Services’ “robodebt” programme. This system first started to wedge its way into my life at the very tail end of… Continue Reading

Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record”

By Darren O’Donovan “We don’t comment on particular cases”.  Few lines are more ubiquitous in the public sphere. It is no surprise therefore, that the controversy regarding the disclosure of an individual’s personal information by the Department of Human Services… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law Assists Australian Taxation Office with its Professional Development

La Trobe Law School La Trobe University

Earlier this year La Trobe Law School, together with the support of the University, established the Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting. The purpose of the Centre is to foster excellence in legislation, its interpretation and drafting. The Patron… Continue Reading

Accountant’s Ethics Seminar

Athanasiou Arthur Thomson Geer La Trobe University

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Tax Practitioners’ Board (TPB) are cracking down on tax agents who neglect to fulfil their ethical duties to their clients. Unfortunately, many tax agents are unaware of their legal obligations and their professional… Continue Reading