Monthly Archives: May 2021

The past fortnight saw the handing down of the State Budget, with significant investments in the Victorian justice system being welcomed by all. One such investment was the appointment of Judicial Registrars to the Children’s Court and the appointment of Justices Richard Attiwell QC and Stephen O’Meara QC to the Supreme Court. Congratulations to all […]

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A recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court (Court) will significantly affect the way in which many unfair preference claims are run and defended: it may kill off many of them for good. In Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd v Bryant, in the matter of Gunns [2021] FCAFC 64 (Badenoch), the Court […]

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Dominating the media this fortnight is the Commonwealth Government’s use of the Biosecurity Act to limit travel of Australian citizens to and from Australia. In Victorian Government news, a bill has been introduced to ban aggressive and violent parents from entering school grounds. The proposed ban will extend to those parents who engage in threatening […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Piedmont Lithium Limited (Piedmont) on its successful redomicile from Australia to the United States by way of scheme of arrangement. Piedmont, a world-class integrated lithium business with a market capitalisation of approximately $1.4 billion, has redomiciled from Australia to the United States by Piedmont Lithium Inc. becoming the group holding company, […]

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Welcome to Issue 82 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on APRA’s release of a consultation package on measures to enhance the capital adequacy of authorised deposit-taking institutions. We also refer to ASIC’s release of an information sheet for providers of debt management services in response to new regulatory obligations […]

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Welcome to Issue 110 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Attorney General Mark Speakman has released for public consultation a draft of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment Bill 2021. NSW will become the first state to introduce a mandatory notification of data breach scheme to create new standards of accountability and transparency to protect personal […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Hiremii Limited (Hiremii) on its debut onto the ASX following an oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO). Founded in 2016, Hiremii is an Australian technology-driven full service labour hire and recruitment company. Hiremii has developed a cloud based platform which utilises machine learning and artificial intelligence to remove the tedious manual tasks […]

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Thomson Geer has advised a subsidiary of US private investment company Bridgewest Group, Bridgewest Australia Real Estate Pty Ltd on the purchase of Pfizer’s biologics manufacturing facility in Adelaide, Australia from Hospira Adelaide Pty Ltd (Hospira). The Adelaide facility has the manufacturing capability, systems and staff expertise to execute regulatory grade manufacturing and testing of […]

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Welcome to Issue 48 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. Privacy features heavily in this fortnight’s issue, with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner calling on the Australian community to make privacy a priority and the Commissioner signing a world-wide statement confirming the importance of people’s privacy being maintained in the sharing of health […]

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Welcome to Issue 47 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The Federal Government has released the second Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. The new National Action Plan identifies the following four outcomes that would support coordinated action across Government: supporting women’s participation and needs in peace processes; reducing sexual and gender-based […]

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