Monthly Archives: July 2021

Welcome to Issue 87 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to a submission by the Australian Banking Association supporting legislation to make permanent the temporary reforms that were introduced to enable businesses to use technology for sending and signing documents and holding meetings due to COVID-19.  We also refer to the Federal Government […]

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Welcome to Issue 115 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. On 19 July 2021, her Honour Justice Fullerton found former NSW Labor government ministers Ian Macdonald and Eddie Obeid, and Mr Obeid’s son Moses, guilty of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. The men had been charged over the granting of a mining exploration licence […]

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A recent decision in the New South Wales Supreme Court, has clarified obligations of landlords and tenants under the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) and the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19. The case of Darzi Group Pty Ltd v Nolde Pty Ltd [2021] […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Australian fashion retailer, City Chic Collective on its acquisition of Germany-based eCommerce retailer Navabi. City Chic Collective has acquired 100% of shares in JPC United, the previous owner of Navabi for €6.0m (A$9.6m). Established in 2009, Navabi is an online marketplace selling third-party women’s plus-sized brands as well as their own […]

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Welcome to Issue 53 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. The South Australian Government will expand the Child Sexual Abuse Counselling service, with the Government announcing a further $1.4 million in funding over the next three years. Children, young people and adults who have survived child sexual abuse can access free counselling, information and referrals […]

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IBAC has concluded its investigation into Victoria Police’s apprehension of a mentally ill person in Epping in September 2020, with the findings drawing media criticism from one Plaintiff lawyer who specialises in Police Tort claims. Meanwhile, the Government has appointed two new Deputy Commissioners to IBAC. A reminder to all Briefing Entities that have adopted […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Abacus Property Group (an ASX-listed company) on the acquisition of five Storage King self storage assets in Sydney for $160 million. Thomson Geer handled all aspects of the deal for Abacus, including due diligence, contract negotiations and conveyancing. Abacus has been growing its property portfolio recently by acquiring self storage assets […]

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Welcome to Issue 52 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australians at-risk of perpetrating domestic violence and frontline workers who acknowledge someone needs support will be able to access new statewide service thanks to a $1.14 million injection by the State Government. The service will provide support, counselling and referral pathways for men seeking […]

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Welcome to Issue 114 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. In this edition, the Federal Government has allocated a further $67.7 million to the National Archives of Australia to preserve records and protect its systems from cyberattack. Meanwhile, the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) recommends that legislation be amended to better manage lobbying in the state […]

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Welcome to Issue 86 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, we refer to a recent Federal Government announcement about the Consumer Data Right with new entrants joining and changes to the rules opened for consultation. The changes relate to consumers being able to share more of their data. We also refer to a report on […]

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