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Second issue of AGS magazine out now

The second issue of our Australian Government Solicitor magazine is out now.

For our second issue, we were delighted that High Court Justice Michelle Gordon’s agreed we could publish her talk from last year’s AGS Administrative Law Forum about ‘applying reason to Reasons’ – and it is a great primer on legal writing with clarity.

The legal centrepiece of the magazine is a selection of 5 articles on various aspects of property. We also include an AGS office roundup with a quick summary of the work of each office. But, into the mix is a new style of article, where we profile the work of other government lawyers.

As Michael Kingston says in his introduction to the magazine, ‘Working in partnership across what is really a Commonwealth legal team providing high-quality and ethical legal service to the Commonwealth of Australia, in this issue we profile some of our colleagues from in-house legal practices across the Commonwealth, as well as our own offices in every Australian jurisdiction.’

The first is the Australian Taxation Office’s Review and Dispute Resolution operation (including another case study, the Hua Wang Bank matter that AGS’s Senior Executive Lawyer Emma Whan worked on with ATO’s Principal Lawyer Cassandra Franklin).

The second is Indigenous Affairs Legal Branch in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The magazine has been developed entirely in-house by AGS Client Services, with the team led by David Whitbread and including writers Sam Miley and Di Icasate, designer Mandy Orr, illustrator Tiff Brown and web publisher James Gergely.