Monthly Archives: November 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this edition, the Financial Accountability Regime draft bill (FAR Bill) was introduced into the House of Representatives on Thursday, 28 October. The Bill will impose a number of obligations including accountability, key personnel, deferred remuneration and notification obligations. In other news, the Australian Financial […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter. Laws aimed at preventing serious domestic and family violence offences, have been introduced to South Australia’s Parliament. The Criminal Law Consolidation (Abusive Behaviour) Amendment Bill 2021 criminalises controlling and abusive behaviours against partners or former partners, making it an offence to commit three or […]

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Welcome to Issue 123 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Australia’s legal profession prides itself on providing a voice for people in need, but it has rarely spoken up on its own behalf. We highlight a new report released articulating the contribution lawyers make to the community!

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Thomson Geer has advised UK-based investment advisor ARCH Emerging Markets Partners (ARCH) on the cornerstone investment by ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund (ARCH SRF) in Evolution Energy Minerals. Evolution raised A$22 million for its listing on the Australian Securities Exchange, after being spun out of gold miner Marvel Gold. The funds raised from the IPO will […]

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Privacy and pandemics have featured prominently over the past fortnight. On the privacy front, Australian Public Service Agencies are to have their security strengthened, OAIC has warned videoconferencing services’ privacy standards have failed to keep pace and the Federal Government has introduced legislation to better protect privacy and is considering powers to block malicious SMS […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter. Vulnerable South Australian families are receiving more support than ever before thanks to new, innovative programs and whole-of-government reforms being delivered across areas such as health, education, criminal justice, human services and child protection. The Safe and Well 2021 Annual Report highlights significant achievements […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this edition, the International Monetary Fund’s governing committee has urged policymakers to monitor inflation and “carefully calibrate” domestic policies to the evolving pandemic and available policy space. It also assured that central banks can look through inflation pressures that are transitory. Analysis by the […]

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Issues around COVID-19 and integrity remain central to the public discourse and our newsletter this week. The health department has been ordered to release the details of confidential lockdown briefings in a ruling from the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner.  In the Courts, there have been several decisions over the COVID-19 restrictions, most recently […]

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Welcome to Issue 122 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. His Honour NSW Chief Justice Bathurst has announced that he will retire from the role on 5 March 2022. His Honour has served in the role since 2011. The Statement of the NSW Law Society on the announcements can be found here. Thomson Geer is pleased […]

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