Monthly Archives: August 2021

Thomson Geer has advised vocational education provider iCollege Ltd on its proposed merger with Redhill Education Ltd to create a leading Australian training company. The proposed merger of the ASX-listed education providers is supported by the boards of both companies and involves the offer of 9.5 iCollege shares for each Redhill Education share. The new […]

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Welcome to Issue 89 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, APRA has finalised its approach to licensing and supervising new authorised deposit-taking institutions. APRA’s updated approach includes stronger requirements for being granted a banking licence and closer supervision of new entrants. Also in this issue, Federal Parliament has passed new laws allowing digital signatures on […]

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Welcome to Issue 117 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No.1) Bill 2021 has been passed by the Senate. The Bill temporarily amends section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) allowing companies and registered schemes to undertake electronic execution of documents and hold virtual meetings until 31 March 2022.  This relief ensures […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Resolute Mining Limited (Resolute) on the successfully completed sale of its Bibiani Gold Mine located in Ghana, to Canadian company, Asante Gold Corporation (Asante) for USD $90m. Based in Western Australia, Resolute has more than 30 years’ experience as a gold mining explorer, developer and operator of gold mines in Africa. […]

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Welcome to Issue 55 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. From 14 August 2021 companies can (once again) electronically execute documents under section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act). The new changes to the Corporations Act were implemented by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021 (Cth) (Act), which […]

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This fortnight saw the introduction of legislation into parliament that allows survivors of sexual assault and their families to tell their stories, which the Law Institute of Victoria has welcomed. Meanwhile, more non-government schools have signed up to the Government’s respectful relationships program, which is aimed at, amongst other things, the embedding of attitudes that […]

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Welcome to Issue 88 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, consultations by ASIC on proposed reforms to its guidance on hawking financial products are closing soon. The reforms flow from recommendations from the Hayne Royal Commission that found consumers should be protected from being sold financial products they don’t need or want. The revised hawking […]

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Update 19 August 2021: These new laws came into effect after receiving Royal Assent on 13 August 2021, now allowing companies and registered schemes to undertake electronic execution of documents and hold virtual meetings until 31 March 2022. In addition to our summary below, the new laws permit the following: Companies and registered schemes are […]

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Thomson Geer has advised mineral exploration company, Cannon Resources Limited (Cannon) on its demerger from Rox Resources Limited (Rox) and its successful A$6m IPO and debut onto the ASX. Cannon was established to implement a demerger undertaken by newly refocused gold exploration and development company, Rox for the purpose of maximising the value of and […]

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Welcome to Issue 116 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The NSW Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Tydd, has released the tenth Report on the Operation of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) for 2019–2020, which has been tabled in Parliament – marking a decade of reporting. Under section 37 of the Government Information (Information Commissioner) Act […]

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