Justin Bernau has acted for many of our key public and private sector clients on the highest levels of government procurement and commercial contracting.

Operating across a broad spectrum including human services and healthcare, technology and communications and defence, Justin has helped ensure the success of national initiatives throughout their development, implementation and operation phases.

Justin's practice also encompasses corporate governance, advising a wide range of key clients and their Boards on various high-level governance matters, including major transactions and corporate structures and the development of effective corporate governance frameworks.

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Government Services

Department of Human Services: The National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) is a Public-Key infrastructure (PKI) solution that validates identity via digital certificates for eHealth systems access. Justin advised on the NASH development, implementation and operation, and its management through the DHS Health Sector PKI system.

Department of Human Services: The Department procured a new delivery system for certain welfare payments via a stored value card through the EFTPOS network. Justin advised on the procurement and transaction documentation of this system.

He was involved in the development and implementation of a complex model, advising on the delivery of this Government policy initiative. Justin advised in the context of both the Commonwealth's policy and legislative context and the requirement to access the Australian Card Payment System.

Department of Human Services: Justin provides ongoing advice and drafting for the department on general procurement, contracting, probity and e-health matters. He has recently acted in the negotiation of the services contract between the Department and a major bank for the Department's corporate credit card services, and provided probity advice in relation to the procurement of a major IT system.

Defence Materiel Organisation: Justin is acting for Defence on strategic procurement and contracting projects. Justin's defence experience includes advising in relation to the Defence munitions manufacturing arrangements, the Collins Class Submarines and the future submarine project, the Multi Role Helicopter and the Computer Aided Maintenance Management Systems for the control and maintenance of ADF aircraft.

Department of Health: Justin has advised Health on a range of procurement, probity and funding matters. He has recently acted as probity adviser for seven Flexible Funds conducting competitive grant processes, an Australian Government initiative involving the consolidation of 159 existing health and ageing programs into large Flexible Funds).

Justin has also advised Health on the implementation of major health initiatives and has developed corporate structures and contracting models for the delivery of health projects.

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Corporate Governance

Justin has advised on high-level corporate governance for a wide range of industries. He has acted on major transactions, corporate structuring and mergers, governance matters, shareholder rights, commercial contracting, technology and communications, regulatory compliance and data flow compliance issues.

Corporate advisory clients include:

  • Australian Government agencies
  • Government-owned corporations
  • Private healthcare organisations
  • Aboriginal corporations
  • Peak bodies and not-for-profit bodies

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Healthcare and Life Sciences

Department of Human Services: The National Authentication Service for Health (NASH) is a Public-Key infrastructure (PKI) solution that validates identity via digital certificates for eHealth systems access. Justin advised on the NASH development, implementation and operation, and its management through the DHS Health Sector PKI system.

Department of Human Services: The Department procured a new delivery system for certain welfare payments via a stored value card through the EFTPOS network. Justin advised on the procurement and transaction documentation of this system.

He was involved in the development and implementation of a complex model, advising on the delivery of this Government policy initiative. Justin advised in the context of both the Commonwealth's policy and legislative context and the requirement to access the Australian Card Payment System.

Department of Health: Justin has advised Health on a range of procurement, probity and funding matters. He has recently acted as probity adviser for seven Flexible Funds conducting competitive grant processes, an Australian Government initiative involving the consolidation of 159 existing health and ageing programs into large Flexible Funds).

Justin has also advised Health on the implementation of major health initiatives and has developed corporate structures and contracting models for the delivery of health projects.

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