Monthly Archives: February 2019

Thomson Geer has made a strategic investment in Endeavour Consulting, a Canberra-based public affairs consultancy. With Thomson Geer on board as a strategic shareholder, the business is now known as “TG Endeavour, Public Affairs”. The investment gives Thomson Geer’s clients closer access to a team with specialist knowledge and experience of government and the public […]

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The Retirement Villages Amendment Act 2018 (NSW) (Amendment Act) was assented to on 28 November 2018. It is the first legislative response to the Greiner review of the retirement village sector in NSW. Our summary of the main changes being introduced by the Amendment Act is available here. The Amendment Act does not commence until […]

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With the Hayne report for the Banking Royal Commission handed down, this edition includes a wrap up of the potential upheaval coming for Australian banks.

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In this edition, we note the OVIC has published a new guide in relation to child information sharing, some interesting observations from the profession in relation to complaints against police and a review of the National Disability Agreement. We also note some interesting decisions in relation to applications for information pursuant to the Freedom of […]

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This edition includes the unanimous decision of the High Court of Australia in Unions NSW & Ors v State of New South Wales handed down on 29 January 2019 to the effect that s 29(10) of the Electoral Funding Act 2018 (NSW) is invalid because it impermissibly burdens the freedom of communication on governmental matters implied and protected […]

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Thomson Geer Partner & Accredited Tax Law Specialist, Arthur Athanasiou, has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University’s Law School. As a past student at La Trobe, Arthur has graduated with degrees in Law (1996) and Economics (Accounting) (1986).  Arthur has also obtained a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Swinburne (1988) and […]

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