Yearly Archives: 2016

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 digestible 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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Thomson Geer has recently joined the Australian Network on Disability as a member.  The core function of this not-for-profit group is to promote employment of people with disabilities in the Australian workplace, and its membership base of 172 includes many of the major corporations in Australia. The Network’s mission is to provide expert advice and […]

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The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014, with the mission of contributing to the well-being of the elderly by increasing access in aged care to food full of flavour and nutrients.   It seeks to advocate change in government policy and community attitudes, challenge food supply chains and rethink perceptions within the food preparation industry. […]

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Our Melbourne Property team, led by Partner, Eu Ming Lim, has advised Chinese development group, Longriver, on its recently completed high-rise apartment building at 323 La Trobe Street in Melbourne: Australia’s tallest prefabricated building.  Our team was involved in the negotiation and preparation of the project documentation on behalf of Longriver. The main structure for […]

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Our client, National Storage, recently unveiled acquisitions to the value of around $301 million, including the Southern Cross portfolio purchase of $285 million. Our Brisbane Banking & Finance team, led by Partner, Rhonda Chesmond, advised National Storage on the debt arrangements of $300 million to make these and future acquisitions through 2017 possible.  The purchase […]

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Our Property Team, led by Senior Associate Chris Kelly and supported by Partner Sian Rees, is advising Calvary on Adelaide’s largest private hospital, the $300 million Calvary Adelaide. Our involvement in this project follows on from our work on other large scale projects in the healthcare industry, such as the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and St […]

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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 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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