Monthly Archives: October 2019

Welcome to issue 77 of our NSW public sector newsletter. Changes to the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2014 (NCAT Rules) came into effect on 11 October. The following NCAT resources have been updated to reflect these amendments: NCAT Guideline 1 – Internal Appeals NCAT Policy 4 – Access to, and Publication of, Information Derived […]

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Welcome to Issue 14 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This fortnight the proposed legislation to establish a new Court of Appeal in South Australia has been introduced. The new court is intended to function as a division of the Supreme Court of South Australia to improve efficiency. A review of the operation and effectiveness […]

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Welcome to issue 76 of our NSW public sector newsletter. This edition reveals the big risks of Australian data breaches, and several areas of potential human rights concern including the proposed drug testing of welfare recipients, the Religious Discrimination Bill encroaching on other human rights and the potential for proposed NSW anti-protest laws to damage democracy. […]

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Welcome to Issue 70 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. Centrelink’s Automatic Debt Raising and Recovery System, known as “robodebt”, remains in the spotlight, with the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry raising concerns that it is flawed and causing serious harm in the community. The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed serious concerns about the […]

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Welcome to Issue 47 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide banking lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation from the past fortnight.

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Thomson Geer has advised H&L Australia Pty Ltd on its acquisition by Canada’s Valsoft Corporation Inc. The Thomson Geer team consisted of Special Counsel, Annabel West, Associate, Isobel Maddern and Lawyer, Catharine Raymond. Thomson Geer provided strategic assistance to negotiate the risk profile of the share purchase agreement and assisted with the legal requirements to finalise […]

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Welcome to Issue 13 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter.  Commonwealth privacy regulation is back in the spotlight this issue, with a new guide released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner advising on how health service providers can protect patients’ personal information. This is a timely publication following a recent Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation […]

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Welcome to this fortnight’s issue of our Banking Sector newsletter. In response to recommendations of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Government announced it would introduce a best interests duty for mortgage brokers and reform mortgage broker remuneration. Since then, the industry consultation process has been completed […]

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Thomson Geer has advised private equity firm, Anacacia Capital on its investment in one of Australia’s largest independent infrastructure advisory and project management firms, Root Partnerships.  The Thomson Geer team was led by Partner, Dan Kramer. He was supported by Special Counsel, Jeremy Wilkin and Lucinda Girdlestone and Lawyer, Alain Nguyen. Anacacia Capital invests in listed […]

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Thomson Geer has advised the Kimberley Ports Authority on all aspects of the construction and long term concession leases and licences it has granted to Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd in relation to the landmark Kimberley Marine Support Base project in the Port of Broome. Our team was led by Partner, Paul Gribble. He was […]

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