Monthly Archives: August 2017

A common question recently is whether trust deeds of self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) need to be amended following commencement of the new superannuation/tax regime on 1 July 2017. Our answer is below. Necessity to amend deeds Most SMSF deeds do not need to be amended.  It is unlikely that failing to amend a deed would […]

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Over the past fortnight the Victorian Government has announced Victoria’s first ever Cyber Security Strategy, established a new statutory authority to watch over the most serious offenders and expanded programs which make offenders more accountable for family violence. The past fortnight also saw two new judges appointed to the County Court. We congratulate Aileen Ryan […]

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We have worked with Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society, in the securing of leases for commercial space across 25 NSW properties. The Benevolent Society is consolidating sites and expanding its operations, after being selected by the NSW Government as the new operator of its Specialist Disability Community Support teams.  These services are being transferred […]

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Who’s Who Legal has released their Asset Recovery publication for 2017.  In it, they identify 532 leading practitioners from over 250 firms across 85 jurisdictions. TG Partner Michael Barrett is one of 13 Australian lawyers recognised for expertise in this area.  He has also been identified as one of 10 outstanding individuals in Australia who […]

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This week the Queensland government introduced the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Bill 2017 (the Bill).  The Bill contains the most controversial, radical and wide-reaching amendments to legislation governing the building and construction industry since the initial introduction of the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (BCIPA) in 2004.  The maximum penalties facing […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Indonesian gold development company Nusantara Resources Limited (ASX: NUS) on its successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on Wednesday 2 August 2017, after successfully completing its IPO raising of $16.2 million at $0.42/share. The TG team comprised of Partners Adam Brooks and Ebru Davidson, and Lawyer Nick Crawford. Cornerstone […]

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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 welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.

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We are proud to be involved with Get Real Conscious Impact as pro bono legal partner. Get Real Conscious Impact aims to bring national awareness to the benefits that exercise provides in reducing psychological distress and improving mental health, and their vision is to have Get Real Exercise Health Education Programs easily accessibly as a […]

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Thomson Geer was featured in an article published by Lawyers Weekly on Monday 21 August.   The article focussed on the potential advantages for staff from a listed structure. Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel, provided comments to Lawyers Weekly. “We are, piece by piece, step  by step, transforming the organisation into an organisation that could be […]

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Thomson Geer was featured in an article published in the Australian Financial Review’s Legal Affairs section on Friday 18 August. Chief Executive Partner Adrian Tembel and Chair Loretta Reynolds were interviewed for the article. Loretta Reynolds said “If the firm does list – a possibility that remains subject to future developments – it will spend […]

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