Monthly Archives: June 2022

Former deputy Premier of NSW, John Barilaro, has been awarded $715,000 in damages and interest by the Federal Court of Australia after he sued Google for defamation over two videos published on YouTube by ‘friendlyjordies’.[1] Barilaro claimed that the videos falsely conveyed imputations that he is corrupt, committed perjury and engaged in blackmail.  In the […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to congratulate Southern Palladium Ltd on its successful dual listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and Johannesburg Stock Exchange after an oversubscribed A$19 million initial public offering. Partner Sanushka Seomangal said: “We’re thrilled to have supported Southern Palladium in achieving this milestone, which was a complex legal and commercial undertaking across […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. Three former Sydney councillors will be investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) over whether they accepted bribes to favour two major developments. ICAC will hold public hearings into the conduct of the former Georges River councillors. ICAC will investigate if the councillors […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Banking Sector Newsletter. Treasurer Jim Chalmers has acknowledged calls from economists for a foreign player to lead an independent review of the Reserve Bank. Twelve economists including Grattan Institute chief executive Danielle Wood and Centre for Independent Studies chief economist Peter Tulip have banded together to send a […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australia’s major emergency declaration to deal with COVID has been lifted. As previously reported, the lifting of the declaration was made possible following the successful passage of the government’s legislation to amend the Public Health Act. Under that Act, responsibility for COVID directions […]

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Welcome to the latest issue of our Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. New laws aimed at improving processes to access compensation by victims of crime have passed Victoria’s parliament. The change will see the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) replaced with an administrative Financial Assistance Scheme that is built around the needs of victims and […]

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Thomson Geer has helped ASX-listed packaging and recycling company PACT Group in its acquisition of Synergy Packaging from international packaging company Berry Global Group. Thomson Geer assisted with all aspects of the transaction, including engagement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which did not oppose the acquisition. The deal enhances PACT’s ability to serve […]

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