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  • 2 Mar 2015

    Performance reviews and part-time work: How to make them work for everyone

    ACT Law Society Training Room

    Excellent human resources practices and policies are critical to effective work places. Find out more about how to improve performance management and to make part-time work for everyone. Learn from a human resources expert who has consulted extensively for legal workplaces and hear from some leading Canberra practitioners of their own experiences and views. Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

  • 4 Mar 2015

    Hidden powers in the Acts Interpretation Act

    ANU Commons Function Centre

    Most practitioners turn to Interpretation Acts to ascertain the meaning of various words and expressions. However, the Acts also contain provisions permitting government officials to exercise certain powers. These are significant for members of government agencies and any persons having dealings with government. This talk will identify these powers in the Commonwealth Acts Interpretation Act and the ACT Legislation Act and will consider the way in which they can be exercised.

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