Monthly Archives: March 2021

Welcome to Issue 106 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The NSW Law Society applications are now open for the Access to Justice Innovation Fund. The $1 million fund from the State Government supports innovative ideas to improve or enhance access to justice in NSW. Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 are available for low cost, […]

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Welcome to Issue 44 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australian Minister for Human Services has introduced legislation to Parliament to provide better protection for South Australians living with disability by establishing a new authorisation regime in respect to the use of restrictive practices. Restrictive practices can include anything from minor safety changes in […]

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Thomson Geer has advised leading Australian online local services marketplace, Airtasker on its successful A$83.7m initial public offering and debut on to the ASX. Founded in 2012, Airtasker is an online platform that enables users (individuals and businesses) to connect with and hire people to complete an open ended range of tasks. Airtasker raised $83.7 […]

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In this edition of the Public Sector Newsletter, an Independent Review is to be led by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Kate Jenkins to ensure best practice in the prevention and handling of bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault in all Commonwealth Parliamentary workplaces. In other significant news, the Royal Commission into Aged Care, Quality and […]

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Welcome to Issue 78 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, Australian banks and small businesses have welcomed the Government’s new SME loan guarantee scheme allowing banks to provide more funding and support to businesses.  We also refer to an article on the Government’s plans to introduce legislation to reform Australia’s Offshore Banking Unit to […]

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In March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in Australia, the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments introduced a range of emergency measures to assist landlords and tenants who may have been impacted by the economic effects of this pandemic. With the end of COVID-19 relief imminent in most Australian jurisdictions, commercial and residential landlords and […]

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Welcome to Issue 77 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we have a link to a new guide aimed at the financial services sector to respond to the reporting obligations in the Modern Slavery Act 2018.  AFCA have welcomed the announcement of a scheduled review by Treasury of its functions and performance under the enabling […]

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In this edition of the Public Sector Newsletter, Victoria Police have warned far right groups are recruiting wellness groups and anti-vaxxers online. Meanwhile, new data suggests Victoria’s Racial and Religious Tolerance Act may be failing those it is designed to protect.  Coroner Jacqui Hawkins has recommended an overhaul of drug support programs in Victorian prisons to […]

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Welcome to Issue 43 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and Safe Work Australia (SWA) have released updated guidance for employers and employees about the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. As a guiding principle, both the FWO and SWA have stressed that the overwhelming majority of employers […]

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Welcome to Issue 105 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. 8 March 2021 marked International Women’s Day.  Representatives of Thomson Geer virtually attended events hosted by UN Women Australia to mark the occasion. The themes for International Women’s Day 2021 are Women in Leadership and Choose to Challenge. Dr Kerry Chant, the NSW Health Chief Health […]

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