Monthly Archives: September 2021

Welcome to Issue 56 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australia’s online planning system, PlanSA has received new upgrades which facilitate easier public notification processes and access to information about development applications across the state. The new Public Notification process will improve usability for councils to centralise information, while simplifying access for members of […]

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In this fortnight’s edition, the Federal Government has passed the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identity and Disrupt) Bill 2021 despite some concerns about needing further measures to protect the privacy of Australian citizens. The Federal Government has also passed the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced by Forced Labour) Bill 2021 signalling stronger measures to prevent Australian […]

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Welcome to Issue 90 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, APRA’s new corporate plan outlines how it will protect Australia’s financial system over the next four years. The plan sets out APRA’s strategic priorities for protecting bank deposit-holders, insurance policyholders and superannuation members during the current period of disruption and uncertainty, while also ensuring it […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to act for ASX-listed Australian dental surgery chain 1300Smiles in its $165 million sale to trans-Tasman dental operator Abano Healthcare Group. The acquisition by a scheme of arrangement will see Abano Healthcare, which owns the Maven Dental chain in Australia and New Zealand’s Lumino The Dentists network, acquire up to 84% […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to announce senior Westpac Bank executive John Ramage has joined the firm to lead its specialist services practice, delivering debt management and asset recovery services to large corporations and government institutions. Thomson Geer is a leading service provider to clients in the banking, property and insurance industries, helping to deliver solutions […]

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In our previous alert from 4 August 2021, we outlined what we knew so far about the reintroduction of the Victorian Commercial Tenancies Relief Scheme (2021 CTRS).  Now that the Regulations have been released we summarise the 2021 CTRS as follows: Eligible leases: the lease must have been in effect on 28 July 2021, the […]

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