Monthly Archives: February 2018

This edition covers a range of issues including an update on a recent Court decision confirming the scope of NCAT’s judicial powers and an update on the proposed Bill for certain crimes now to be dealt with by a magistrate rather than by the District Court, and much more.

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Fishermans Bay Management has appointed Norman & Associates as the Development Manager for the freeholding of 432 leasehold allotments at its existing development. We advised Norman & Associates on their successful bid. The Planning Approval granted for the project requires the management of the provision of key infrastructure assets. The proposed service arrangements will be […]

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The seventh edition of our Banking Newsletter takes a look at the government-backed inquiry into Australia’s finance sector, in which a year long investigation will be commencing by scrutinizing the selling tactics of mortgages.

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The past fortnight saw the passage of new gun laws, the announcement of new protections for whistleblowers, a call for public sector leaders to drive corruption prevention and an appointment to the Coroner’s Court. The Law Council also renewed its push for States and Territories to sign up to a national redress scheme for survivors […]

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The New South Wales Court of Appeal has refined the meaning of unconscionable conduct pursuant to section 22 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL), and its predecessor provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) (TPA), as it applies to business transactions in its recent decision in the matter of Ipstar Australia Pty Ltd […]

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The not-for-profit Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS SA), part of national provider, Silver Chain Group, will take over as the new provider of South Australia’s previously government-managed Domiciliary Care Services before June 2018.  In a team led by Partner, Loretta Reynolds, Thomson Geer advised Silver Chain Group on this transaction. The South Australian State Government […]

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Issue 35 of our Public Sector Newsletter for NSW is now available. This edition includes the recent serious breach of Federal cabinet confidentiality which arose when highly sensitive cabinet documents were discovered in two old filing cabinets bought at a second-hand shop in Canberra, and much more. Read more to view our full wrap-up of the past fortnight’s media, […]

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Darren Fooks has joined Thomson Geer in its Brisbane office as a Partner, strengthening the firm’s energy & resources capabilities. Darren is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts in relation to Mining, Oil & Gas and Electricity projects and developing strategies for successful client outcomes. He is also recognised as a leading Native Title […]

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The last fortnight has seen the announcement of additional funding to help children avoid the protection system, the consideration of additional security requirements for gun stores and new laws passed making prisons and youth justice centres ‘drone free zones’. Meanwhile the debate in relation to mandatory sentencing and the unprecedented attack on the Victorian judiciary […]

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A significant issue to highlight in this edition is the increasing importance of cyber security as banks are becoming more susceptible to cyber risk due to reliance on cloud computing and online banking.

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