Yearly Archives: 2020

Welcome to Issue 67 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. This issue refers to the recent decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v RI Advice Group Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 1277 in which the Court refused a claim by a financial firm for privilege over documents produced in response to a notice issued by ASIC, […]

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Welcome to Issue 33 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The South Australian Government will continue support for residential and commercial tenants struggling with the impacts of COVID-19 for another six months, with an extension to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act introduced to Parliament on 9 September.

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Thomson Geer is pleased to welcome Corporate and M&A specialists Scott Gibson, Marc Wilshaw, Hedley Roost and Michael Ng, who have joined Thomson Geer as Partners in our Perth Corporate team. The team is accompanied by Cameron Bill who joins Thomson Geer as Special Counsel, and a legal and support team of eight. The team was ranked […]

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As we start to consider life after lockdown, the Federation of Community Legal Centres and the Law Institute of Victoria have released a nine point plan to reduce the number of people in Victoria’s prison system, the COVIDSafe App has been updated and improved, the Government has extended a ban on evictions and rent increases, […]

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Welcome to Issue 32 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This issue highlights identity and financial crime, with the Australian Institute of Criminology releasing three new statistical reports examining identity crime and misuse in Australia. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has highlighted the dangers of identity theft and the importance of protecting […]

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Welcome to Issue 66 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. This issue highlights the likely rise in interest rates before the end of 2020, new ASIC hardship relief measures where funds in managed investment schemes have been frozen, and the rise in reported identity theft in Australians aged between 25 and 44. We also refer to an article […]

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Welcome to Issue 95 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The NSW Bar Association has made a submission to the inquiry into the reputational impact on an individual being adversely named in the ICAC’s investigation. The submission considers two issues: the protection offered by existing safe guards and problematic aspects of an exoneration protocol. A […]

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Welcome to Issue 94 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The report on the Special Commission of Inquiry into the voyage of the Ruby Princess from the 8th – 19th of March 2020 and the subsequent efforts to diagnose, treat and contain the community transmission of COVID-19 was released on 14 August 2020 and can […]

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We are hopeful the restrictions put in place continue to reduce COVID-19 infections and the peak of the pandemic in Victoria has now passed. Those restrictions have necessarily required the policies of many public institutions to be reviewed and adjusted. In this issue, it has been suggested that governments review policies on incarceration given the […]

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Thomson Geer recently advised the City of Sydney, on what has been described as, one of the largest advertising contracts in Australian history. The City of Sydney selected QMS Media as the successful bidder for its internationally acclaimed Street Furniture and Outdoor Media Services Contract, a contract which was previously held by JCDecaux since the […]

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