Monthly Archives: February 2021

Welcome to Issue 42 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australia’s identity theft laws are set for an overhaul, with reforms proposed to ensure the relevant legislation meets modern standards and can better target and prosecute perpetrators, including by creating a new offence of identity theft. The Attorney-General has encouraged members of the public […]

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Welcome to Issue 104 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The long running trial against former State Ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid, and Moses Obeid, has finished in the NSW Supreme Court. Arising from the Independent Commission Against Corruption public inquiry, the Crown’s case is that these individuals conspired to commit misconduct in public office in […]

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We are pleased to welcome you back to our Public Sector Newsletter, the first for 2021.  Despite COVID-19 continuing to dominate the news, cases in Victoria and Australia fortunately remain relatively low.  However, issues flowing from Government responses to the impacts of COVID-19 continue to arise, including in the alleged fraudulent receipt of JobKeeper payments. […]

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Welcome to Issue 76 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. The Australian Banking Association welcomed the passage of the new Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) laws through parliament, leading to better deals for customers with a good credit history. In other news, it has been two years since the release of the Banking Royal Commission Final Report where […]

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Welcome to our first NSW Public Sector Newsletter of 2021. This edition includes a wrap up of events since the start of the new year. We look forward to bringing you relevant and helpful information throughout the year. Please continue to let us know if there are particular matters of interest you would like our […]

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Welcome to Issue 41 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. Privacy and data protection has featured heavily, with the CSIRO developing a new data privacy tool to better protect key datasets, such as those tracking COVID-19. The tool works to identify the risks that sensitive, de-identified and personal information within a dataset could be re-identified. […]

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Welcome to Issue 75 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on the outlook of interest rates in response to the Reserve Bank’s purchase of Commonwealth Government securities through its bond buying program. In other news, lenders are preparing for the conclusion of COVID-19 loan repayment deferrals which are due […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Australian MedTech company, Magnetica on its successful merger with medical equipment business, Scientific Magnetics. Magnetica, who specialises in next-generation magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies will merge with UK based bespoke designer and manufacturer of superconducting magnet systems, Scientific Magnetics and its US subsidiary Tecmag, which manufactures instrumentation for nuclear magnetic resonance […]

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