Monthly Archives: June 2021

Welcome to Issue 113 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. An extraordinary meeting of Commonwealth, State and Territory Attorneys-General has progressed a number of key reforms focused on the Respect@Work report, the day before the Australian Human Rights Commission released a report offering guidance to corporate brands and investors on preventing and responding to workplace sexual […]

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Thomson Geer has advised superannuation fund Intrust Super on its merger with fellow super fund Hostplus. The merger brings together two leading industry funds with a shared heritage and ethos to create a national superannuation fund with greater size and scale. “We’re proud to have been able to help bring together two superannuation funds that […]

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Thomson Geer congratulates mining client NT Bullion on achieving a significant milestone with the loading and export of its first shipment of 30,000 tonnes of iron ore. The ore is the first in the world where individual rocks were scanned using x-rays and lasers using technology adapted by NT Bullion. The system increases efficiency in […]

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An extraordinary meeting of Commonwealth, State and Territory Attorneys-General has progressed a number of key reforms focused on the Respect@Work report, the day before the Australian Human Rights Commission released a report offering guidance to corporate brands and investors on preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment. Earlier this month, Commonwealth, State and Territory Treasurers […]

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Welcome to Issue 112 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. In this edition, we highlight one of the more interesting decisions of recent times, Sharma by her litigation representative Sister Marie Brigid Arthur v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA 560. In that case, the Federal Court of Australia found the Federal Minister for the Environment […]

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We would firstly like to thank all of those in the public sector who have been working so hard over the past few weeks to contain the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria and keep us safe, it is appreciated. In this edition, we highlight one of the more interesting decisions of recent times, Sharma by […]

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Welcome to Issue 50 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The SA Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has provided guidance to public officers with respect to their obligations under the ICAC Act; this includes a public statement on public officers’ obligations to report to the Office for Public Integrity any conduct which they reasonably suspect to […]

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Welcome to Issue 84 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue we refer to an article on Australian financial regulators reiterating the importance of a timely transition away from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and that the use of LIBOR in new contracts must end by the end of 2021. We also refer to […]

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Thomson Geer has advised food technology company, Dragontail Systems Limited (an ASX listed company) on its proposed acquisition by restaurant company, Yum! Brands Inc. Completion of the transaction, which is subject to a number of conditions, is expected to occur in August/September 2021. Under the deal, a Yum! Brands Inc. company will acquire 100% of […]

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Welcome to Issue 49 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. A Bill to give South Australians the power to decide whether they want greater freedom of choice in shop trading has been introduced to the SA State Parliament. The “Referendum (Retail Trading) Bill” will enable SA electors to cast their vote on extending shop trading […]

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