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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestable and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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The Australian Government has now released its hotly anticipated Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill (Exposure Draft), to implement, in full, the competition law reforms recommended by the Harper Review Panel. The proposed changes are being made to strengthen Australia’s competition law and deter anti-competitive conduct. It is important that businesses understand what […]

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Amongst the political wrangling taking place on the second sitting day of the 45th Federal Parliament, the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced, and progressed to its second reading speech. As described by Scott Morrison MP in his second reading speech, the Bill contains 24 measures totalling more than $6 billion in savings […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestable and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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The business turnover threshold for access to the Small Business Restructure Roll-over (SBRR) has increased from $2 million to $10 million, with effect from 1 July 2016. Small Business Restructure Roll-over The SBRR is a new roll-over introduced in relation to CGT events happening on or after 1 July 2016.  The SBRR permits a “genuine […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestable and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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The 12 month grace period for companies to get their standard form business to business (B2B) contracts in order is almost up. On 12 November 2016, the existing unfair contract terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law which only apply to ‘consumers’ contracting for personal or domestic purposes will be extended so that they also […]

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This year the ATO released a checklist for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive claimants.  The purpose of this checklist is to assist advisors to self assess their clients and to provide some clarification and advice about the requirements of the program. In recent years the R&D program has grown in popularity and there has […]

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We are pleased to introduce the inaugural edition of Thomson Geer’s Public Sector Newsletter for New South Wales. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestable and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas […]

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Industries which charge fees such as late payment fees, honour, dishonour and non-payment fees, and overlimit fees including the banking, telecommunications and utilities industries can breathe a sigh of relief following the High Court’s decision to uphold the entitlement of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) to charge its customers various fees. Recently […]

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