Monthly Archives: July 2020

Welcome to Issue 92 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. In this issue, NCAT has announced that it will continue determining matters by phone, audio visual link or on the papers until at least the end of August 2020 and the Local Court of NSW has resumed hearing some defended matters. In other news, The […]

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Welcome to Issue 63 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article about the impacts of artificial intelligence on the future of banking, as well as articles on Australian banks announcing the next phase of COVID-19 support. In other news, ASIC has released a consultation paper on the proposed […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Australian retail clothing company, City Chic Collective on an A$80 million capital raising, to fund the potential acquisition of the e-commerce assets of United States based company Catherines, from the Ascena Retail Group. City Chic Collective has been selected as the bidder for the e-commerce assets of Catherines after its parent […]

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In this edition of the public sector newsletter, we see more COVID-19 measures put in place by the State Government to reduce community transmission including a move to mandate the wearing of a mask when leaving home. A helpful one page factsheet on using a mask has been published by the Department of Health. Victoria’s […]

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Welcome to Issue 29 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. In this fortnight’s issue, we find further COVID-19 related updates, including the cancellation of the next sitting of Federal Parliament amid growing interstate outbreaks and new fines announced by the SA Government for travellers from Victoria who refuse to be tested for the virus. In […]

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It has been widely publicised that serious defects have been discovered in various new high rise residential developments, including the Opal and Mascot Towers developments. The defects identified have been so serious that many residents have been forced to evacuate their homes. The rectification cost associated with these defects is likely to be very substantial […]

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Thomson Geer has continued its progress by signing a five-partner, 16 lawyer and support staff team from international firm Dentons. As covered by Michael Pelly in the Australian Financial Review, the new recruits include Brisbane-based partners Matthew Rollason (real estate and head of office), Scott Guthrie (restructuring and insolvency, plus board member), Jeff Baker (banking […]

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Welcome to Issue 91 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. COVID-19 has resulted in a number of regulatory changes in New South Wales (and Australia wide). The Law Council President, Pauline Wright, appeared recently before the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology to discuss those changes and which changes should be the […]

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It has been a busy period for both Covid-19 and, thankfully, non-Covid-19 news! The Government has announced a Judicial Inquiry into Victoria’s Hotel Quarantine Program and the Victorian Parliament has called for submissions into the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Meanwhile, concerns have been expressed about heavy handed policing in Victoria’s Covid-19 hot spots. […]

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Welcome to Issue 62 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on ASIC’s unsuccessful appeal against Westpac in the ‘wagyu and shiraz’ home loan case, as well as new laws that have come into effect allowing customers to share their bank data to make it easier to compare […]

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