Monthly Archives: June 2019

This fortnight our usual digest of case law includes, in particular, a number of decisions made under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth). This edition also contains a link to the AAT’s updated Reviewable Decision List.

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This edition includes the Federal Court’s recent ruling on Medevac laws relating to refugees on Manus and Nauru, a call from the Australian Bar Association for a review of the protection of journalists and their sources following the recent AFR raids of the home of a journalist and the ABC, and a number of initiatives […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to announce the promotions of three of its senior lawyers to the firm’s partnership effective 1 July. The three lawyers are Perth-based Health & Aged Care specialist Amber Crosthwaite, Capital Markets & M&A specialist, Sanushka Seomangal and Dispute Resolution lawyer, Jodi Walkom, the latter two both based in Sydney. These lateral […]

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There are a number of retirement living legislation changes coming into effect from 1 July 2019 in NSW. Set out below is some information in relation to those changes – please let us know if you have any questions or would like help to comply with these new requirements. Changes to the Retirement Villages Act […]

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This edition covers the announcement of an inquiry into banks’ compliance with the Guarantee protections set out in the 2013 Code of Banking Practice, the implementation by the Reserve Bank of proposals to vary Standard No. 1 and 2 of 2016, and the announcement that financial institutions will pay 10% more in order to fund […]

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Earlier this year, Thomson Geer announced that it had made a strategic investment in Endeavour Consulting (now TG Endeavour), a Canberra-based public affairs consultancy. Recently, our Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel and Managing Director of TG Endeavour Public Affairs, Mark Brandon-Baker, spoke to Chris Merritt at The Australian about the value for their respective clients […]

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Welcome to Issue 62 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter.  This edition covers recent media around The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) findings that the former general manager/governor of Lithgow Correctional Centre (LCC) and five Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) officers engaged in serious corrupt conduct in relation to the use of excessive force on an inmate […]

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Our Health & Aged Care team has been identified as one of Australia’s leading teams in this area, in the recently released Doyles Guide rankings of Australia’s leading Health & Aged Care lawyers, 2020. Thomson Geer has been ranked as a first tier firm, one of only four firms nationally to receive this recognition. Individually, […]

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This edition of the Victoria Public Sector Newsletter includes reference to the major changes to guardianship arrangements recently passed by the Victorian Parliament to better protect the right of adults with disability.

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Of note in this edition of the SA Public Sector Newsletter  is an article announcing the proposal of new laws to expand the role of SACAT, in addition to recent cases in the areas of public and administrative law.

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