Monthly Archives: June 2021

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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Welcome to Issue 83 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to an article on the rise of mortgage rates due to the end of a $200 billion emergency Reserve Bank funding scheme. We also refer to an article on the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) announcing the appointment of their new Independent […]

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Welcome to Issue 111 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The Information and Privacy Commission of New South Wales is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The month of May also marks Information Awareness Month. This comes as public submissions are invited on the draft Privacy and Personal Information Protection Amendment Bill 2021. 

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Thomson Geer has advised J.G. Boswell Company on the sale of one of Australia’s largest land, water and infrastructure agribusinesses, Australian cotton grower and producer Auscott Limited to Australian Food & Fibre (AFF) following a competitive sale process run by PwC. Founded in 1963 by J.G. Boswell Company, Auscott was one of the first cotton […]

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