Monthly Archives: December 2018

This edition focuses on AFCA’s first month in operation, where they have already received 6,522 complaints from consumers and small businesses and over 13,000 phone enquiries.

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In this newsletter we cover the encryption laws that recently passed through the Senate, anti-corruption measures and much more.

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Welcome to the last edition of our public sector newsletter for 2018. The past fortnight dominated by revelations in relation to ‘Lawyer X’ and the consequential announcement of a Royal Commission into the management of police informants. However the past fortnight also saw announcements regarding corruption in the public sector, and the use of solitary […]

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Winemakers’ Federation of Australia Incorporated (WFA) and Wine Grape Growers Australia Incorporated (trading as Australian Vignerons) (AV) have agreed to amalgamate, with the amalgamated association proposed to be named ‘Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated’.┬áThe Thomson Geer team of Partner, Loretta Reynolds, Special Counsel, Annabel West and Lawyer, Isobel Maddern, acted for WFA and AV. WFA […]

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This edition covers a wide variety of issues including recent activities undertaken by the newly established AFCA, including the appointment of a dedicated small business lead ombudsman.

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The election was the main focus of the past fortnight, with barristers and solicitors criticising an opposition policy to judge judges on their sentencing records and some Supreme Court decisions in relation to electioneering. The Supreme Court also considered the review of some Medical Panel determinations.

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