Monthly Archives: December 2016

On 1 December, Partner, Scott Charaneka was appointed to the position of Deputy Chair of the ASFA (Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Limited) QLD Executive Committee. This appointment consolidates the already strong relationship our firm has with ASFA. Scott, together with Partner, Stanley Drummond and other members of the Thomson Geer Superannuation team, has […]

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The High Court of Australia has today delivered its first ever judgment in relation to security of payment legislation.  In a joint judgment, the High Court allowed an appeal from the New South Wales Court of Appeal (effectively adopting the first instance decision), and determined that the existence of a reference date under a construction […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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Renowned Australian financial analyst and journalist Ross Greenwood has interviewed Thomson Geer partner and Tax Institute President, Arthur Athanasiou, about the importance of transparency for Australia’s large corporations.  Click through to listen to the interview. http://www.3aw.com.au/news/arthur-athanasiou-tells-money-news-why-corporations-need-to-be-transparent-20161209-gt84bk.html

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The purpose of this Newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers.

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If a development application is code assessable, the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (SPA) imposes stringent timeframes on Councils making decisions, and uses a rather indelicate tool to compel compliance – the deemed approval.  In short, if the Council fails to make a decision within the relevant timeframe, the development is deemed to have been approved […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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A recent decision of the Queensland Supreme Court Annie Street JV Pty Ltd v MCC Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] QSC 268 has underlined the tension between an adjudicator’s mandate to consider the terms of the construction contract and the effect of section 24(4) of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (the […]

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