Monthly Archives: October 2020

Welcome to Issue 35 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. This issue highlights a new homeless service which has recently been introduced in South Australia, which simplifies access to crisis and prevention services. The service forms part of the Government’s homelessness system reforms, which aim to prevent people from falling into homelessness, ensure people get […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Greenspot on its acquisition of the Wallerawang Power Station from EnergyAustralia. Greenspot is a joint venture between the owners of Borg and Bettergrow, two leading businesses headquartered in New South Wales. Opened in 1957, the Wallerawang Power Station is located near Lithgow in central-western New South Wales and was an active […]

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Local Council elections have sparked a number of articles, and the release of a video explaining how the public can make a complaint or report wrongdoing in local government.  A timely reminder to complete and return your ballot by 6pm on 23 October 2020! Meanwhile the Sentencing Advisory Council has reported that too many children […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Melbourne-based financier, Growth Factor Group on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Right2Drive Pty Ltd from the Eclipx Group for a purchase price of up to AUD $26.5m in fixed and contingent consideration. Right2Drive Pty Ltd operates with its subsidiaries Anrace Pty Ltd and Right2Drive (New Zealand) Limited as […]

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Welcome to Issue 98 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. We acknowledge the passing of the former commissioner of the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption and NSW Court of Appeal judge, the Honourable David Ipp AO QC. In other news, the various courts continue to update their practices and procedures in light of the ongoing […]

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Welcome to Issue 69 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, the RBA predicts a rise in the failure of Australian businesses as stimulus and loan support are wound back and the Federal Government has announced a new digital plan to modernise the way Australians do business.  We also refer to an article on […]

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Welcome to Issue 68 of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, the Morrison Government’s economic recovery plan introduces changes to accessing credit and ASIC is extending the temporary relief for capital raisings and financial advice. In other news, we refer to an article on the memorandum of understanding between APRA and ACCC designed to foster closer […]

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Welcome to Issue 34 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The South Australian Government’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Act has been extended until 6 February 2021, continuing a number of the measures introduced in response to the pandemic. These include provisions involving commercial leases, restrictions on rent increases, the use of ‘virtual’ visits by the Community […]

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Welcome to Issue 97 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. A common area of dispute is the interpretation of a contractual provision. The recent NSW Supreme Court decision of Jabbcorp (NSW) Pty Ltd v Strathfield Golf Club [2020] NSWSC 1317 provides a useful summary and reminder of the principles governing contractual interpretation. The proceedings related […]

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In late March we summarised a suite of measures introduced by the Federal Government to try and prevent a torrent of personal and corporate insolvencies.  In brief, for a period of six months: the time with which a company has to respond to a ‘statutory demand’ – a formal demand for payment of an undisputed debt issued […]

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