Monthly Archives: August 2019

Welcome to Issue 72 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter.  This edition includes a number of media releases on the decision of the High Court of Australia in Glencore International Ag and Ors v Commissioner of Taxation of the Commonwealth of Australia and Ors.

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It is not often that the law of property is disturbed by new expositions of its guiding principles. However, the recent decision of Kenneth Martin J in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in Ben-Pelech v Royle [2019] WASC 297 is one of the most significant cases on the law of adverse possession to have […]

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Welcome to our fortnightly banking newsletter.  This week’s edition contains commentary on the Federal Court’s decision to dismiss ASIC’s responsible lending case against Westpac. The much reported judgment saw ASIC’s action against Westpac fail, in part as ASIC was unable to evidence that Westpac’s use of the Household Expenditure Measure (HEM) had resulted in unsuitable […]

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The depth of Thomson Geer’s national talent has been recognised, with Doyle’s Guide naming four of our lawyers Australian ‘Rising Stars’ for 2019. The title of ‘Rising Star’ is given to ‘Individuals practising in their respective areas in the Australian legal market who have been identified by clients and peers for their expertise and abilities […]

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Welcome to Issue 9 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This edition contains updates on some potentially significant recent legal decisions both locally and nationally. The High Court has rejected Glencore’s claims that documents made public via the Paradise Papers leak are subject to legal professional privilege. This indicates that privilege cannot be claimed to […]

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Welcome to Issue 66 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. A family violence tool was launched to assist front line police officers with incident reporting. The tool has been welcomed by police and prominent anti violence campaigner, Rosie Batty. Meanwhile, the families of victims of the Bourke Street killer are attempting to extract documents from […]

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Welcome to our fortnightly banking sector newsletter.  In this issue we have a link to APRA’s proposed prudential standard for remuneration, a key feature of which is to promote the use of non-financial performance criteria in designing variable remuneration incentives, along with articles discussing the implementation of the Consumer Data Right Bill, which will amend […]

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Thomson Geer is advising leading renewable energy developer, CWP Renewables (CWP), on the property aspects of its $500 million Bango Wind Farm development – part of a portfolio of renewable energy investments owned by CWP. CWP has been developing the Bango Wind Farm project since the site was identified in 2008. Since that time, we […]

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Welcome to Issue 8 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This edition contains updates on the progress of a number of Federal bills covering a range of topics, including counter-terrorism, landowner rights to refuse gas and coal mining activities, royal commission procedures, and the exchange of information to facilitate identity matching services proposed between the […]

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Welcome to Issue 71 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This edition covers two NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) public inquiries: one into the regulation of lobbying, access and influence in NSW which commenced this week, and another starting on 26 August, which forms part of an investigation into allegations concerning political donations

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