Monthly Archives: July 2017

The past fortnight saw the announcement of reforms making it easier for victims of crime to receive compensation through the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal. Meanwhile the Ombudsman is to conduct a pilot inspection of the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre to ensure people held in detention are treated in a humane and dignified way after […]

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The Supreme Court of NSW recently issued an injunction to prevent a Special General Meeting of members considering approval of a major residential project. This is a very important decision for all clubs when deciding what to put in their notices to members. What happened? Castle Hill Country Club had been exploring opportunities to significantly […]

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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. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.  This edition includes a discussion about obligations under the Model Litigant Policy, and much more.

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Specialist M&A research firm, Mergermarket, has released its Global and Regional M&A report for H1 2017.  In the report, law firms are ranked on their M&A activity, using two sets of criteria: deal value and deal count. By deal count, Thomson Geer has been ranked 5th in Australasia, with only Herbert Smith Freehills, King & […]

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We provided pro bono legal advice to Mayor Chagai, a Sudanese refugee who established a basketball program for Sudanese refugees in Western Sydney: the Savannah Pride basketball club. Mayor’s story, and that of the club, was highlighted on the ABC’s Australian Story on 26 June, and in an ABC article on 29 June http://ab.co/2tK0sGJ. Mayor […]

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Congratulations to our client, Anacacia Capital, on the successful acquisition of Vegie Gourmet by its portfolio company, Yumi’s Quality Foods.  Yumi’s is one of the fastest growing FMCG brands in Australia, and merging these two leading organisations will hopefully see growth of both brands fast-tracked in the food services and quick-service restaurant sectors, and increase […]

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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.  With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.  This edition includes: Trish McDonald and Stephen Rushton have been nominated to join Chief Commissioner Peter Hall to form the new […]

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In another busy fortnight, and in an Australian first, the Wrongs Amendment (Organisational Child Abuse) Act 2017 will establish certain religious and government organisations owe a duty of care to protect children in their care from sexual abuse. The Government’s overhaul of the bail system has also passed parliament, the Government has established a Parliamentary Budget […]

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The Attorney-General of Australia has announced that the Federal Government will accept all of the Commonwealth related recommendations arising out of the Lindt Café siege inquest report. One such recommendation related to improved accessibility of information on criminal history (including bail) relevant to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. The 12 recommendations and the […]

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