Monthly Archives: October 2018

This fortnight the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing ASIC’s Capabilities) Bill 2018 received assent requiring ASIC to consider the impact of its performance and the exercising of its powers will have on the finance sector.

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Welcome to Issue 53 of our NSW public sector newsletter. This edition includes media coverage relating to discrimination against LGBT kids, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality & Safety and much more.

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One of the key themes in the media this past fortnight has been the announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, set to run for 18 months. The Royal Commission terms of reference and appointment of Commissioners was revealed by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison.

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The past fortnight saw the release of figures evidencing an increase in complaints to IBAC and an increase in investigations by IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman. The past fortnight also saw new laws pass to protect emergency service workers. The Government also tabled a Law Reform Commission review of the Victims of Crime Assistance Act. […]

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Thomson Geer will acquire the last remaining independent mid-market banking and finance focussed law firm, Kemp Strang. This follows Gadens Sydney, Henry Davis York and Dibbs Barker all recently ceasing to operate independently. Under the deal TG will: acquire all of the assets of Kemp Strang; retain 13 of Kemp Strang’s current 16 Partners; and […]

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This fortnight the Federal Government has welcomed the interim report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. This edition also covers the latest media stories, cases and relevant legislation in the banking and finance sector.

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In a team led by partner, Matthew Reynolds, Thomson Geer is pleased to have advised the issuer, ASCF Managed Investments Pty Ltd (ASCF) with Gilbert + Tobin advising the arranger, Acacia Partners, on a landmark DCM issuance in the Australian legal market which completed in September. The transaction featured an issuance by ASCF, a related […]

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