Yearly Archives: 2018

This fortnight APRA announced the Terms of Reference for its enforcement strategy review which will be led by APRA Deputy Chair John Lonsdale.

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This edition includes media coverage relating to recent appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Federal Court, reform regarding transparency in cases where mercy is granted, Australia’s facial-matching system and digital identity program.

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Over the past fortnight the Sentencing Advisory Council has released a report on offender paid compensation and the Victorian Law Reform Commission has been asked to report on the state’s committal system with particular emphasis on best practice for supporting victims.

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We welcome Emma Cook, who has joined the firm as a Partner in our Corporate & M&A team, specialising in Equity and Debt Capital Markets. Emma started with us on 8 November, and is based in our Brisbane office.  Emma follows her colleagues Partner, Matthew Reynolds and Senior Associate, Dan Stumm to Thomson Geer. In […]

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Lessons from initial enforcement actions On 12 November 2016, the “unfair contract terms provisions” of the Australian Consumer Law (which previously only applied to ‘consumers’ contracting for personal or domestic purposes) were extended to also apply to standard form small business contracts. Following an initial education campaign, the ACCC has now initiated a number of […]

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This edition includes articles regarding the newly formed dispute resolution scheme AFCA replacing the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal, the Final Ombudsman Service and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman.

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Following the Greiner Review Report into the retirement village sector, the Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2018 (Bill) was introduced into NSW Parliament on 24 October 2018 to give effect to some of the Greiner Review recommendations. The Bill is expected to deliver the first legislative response to the recommendations in the Greiner Review Report. We […]

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The machinery of government rolls on notwithstanding the caretaker conventions with the past fortnight seeing the announcement of a major review of the committal systems, the release of a report on offender paid compensation and the announcement of a review of Contempt of Court Laws. The past fortnight also saw a statement from the Chief […]

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Issue 54 includes media coverage of the NSW Government apology to survivors if institutional child sexual abuse, and the announcement of a $127 million package to implement the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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Thomson Geer featured in The Australian’s Legal Review special feature this month, which focused on innovation and technology, and how they are reshaping the law. Our Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel, discussed Thomson Geer’s possible diversification into associated non-law services, to provide a better legal experience for the firm’s clients. Our participation kicked off on […]

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