Monthly Archives: August 2020

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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Welcome to Issue 65 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we have a link to ASIC’s recent paper on its expectations on lenders when loan repayment deferrals for COVID-19 come to an end. We also have a link to an article on AFCA’s response to ASIC’s product intervention powers consultation. We also refer […]

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Welcome to Issue 31 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we see a focus on the disability sector, with the South Australian Government accepting all disability safeguarding recommendations made by an independent taskforce in its final report and the Australian Human Rights Commission releasing new guidelines for public transport operators setting out […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Australia’s leading ginger manufacturer, the Buderim Group on the sale of its ginger and tourism business assets to the Queensland-based Himstedt family for AUD $13m. Following the initial announcement of its intended sale to Global Foods Group for $8.3 million, the Buderim Group received a number of competing proposals from other […]

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Thomson Geer has advised WA Local Government Superannuation (WA Super) on its merger with First State Super, soon to be renamed Aware Super. The deal, which has been in the works since early 2020, completed at the end of July 2020 after an extensive due diligence process, which will see WA Super’s approximately 50,000 members […]

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Off the back of acquiring the whole of global law firm Dentons Brisbane office in July, Thomson Geer has executed another strategic raid on global law firm DLA Piper. Thomson Geer has secured the whole DLA Piper Perth Corporate team. Partners Scott Gibson, Marc Wilshaw and Michael Bowen along with a legal and support team […]

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Welcome to Issue 93 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This issue highlights law reform across the State and nationally with the Council of Attorneys-General from across Australia agreeing to support uniform model provisions to modernise defamation laws. In other news, National Cabinet deliberations may not be exempt from freedom of information disclosure and the […]

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There has been significant scrutiny of financier conduct in recent times, including following the conclusion of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Financial Services Royal Commission). As a consequence, various measures have been implemented or enforced to better protect the financier’s customer, including: the introduction of a new […]

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