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Urgent Commonwealth procurements during COVID-19: focus on the urgent; remember the important

Australia - April 21 2020 Commonwealth procurements are subject to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs). The CPRs prescribe processes to facilitate the achievement of a…

COVID-19 and rent: COVID-19 and rent: What happens when you can’t pay?

Australia - April 20 2020 The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (NSW), which came into effect on 25 March 2020, amended a number of acts, including…

Transitioning to the new Act - are special meetings in limbo?

Australia - April 17 2020 A number of provisions contained in the Local Government Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) are now in force. They are the first of nearly 400 provisions which…

An update on JobKeeper Rules: What do you need to know?

Australia - April 16 2020 In recent weeks, we released an eAlert on the proposed JobKeeper scheme and a further eAlert outlining the legislation which was assented to on 9…

Court denies directors leave to sue liquidators for breach of duty

Australia - April 9 2020 As the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) has recently noted, the insolvency profession has been under significant…

What you need to know about the new JobKeeper legislation - the ins and outs for employers

Australia - April 9 2020 Last week we provided an eAlert on the proposed JobKeeper scheme. We can now update you with more detail as the relevant legislation has passed…

Mandatory Code for Commercial Tenancies

Australia - April 8 2020 Details have now been announced of the commercial leasing principles that are to apply during the COVID-19 pandemic and which are included in the…

COVID-19 - The impact on commercial and retail tenancies

Australia - April 6 2020 COVID - 19 has, and will continue to have, significant impacts on commercial and retail leases for both landlords and tenants…

Unpaid pandemic leave to be introduced into over 100 modern awards - What this means for you

Australia - April 3 2020 On 1 April 2020, a 6-member full bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) issued a statement detailing proposed variations to 103 modern awards…

Emergency changes to tenancy laws - COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 (ACT)

Australia - April 3 2020 Important changes to tenancy laws in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) are being proposed under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill 2020 (the…