Further Extension of COVID-19 rent relief scheme in Victoria – update

Extension On 14 December 2020, the Victorian Small Business Commission confirmed that the Victorian Covid-19 rent relief scheme for retail and commercial leases, which was due to expire on 31 December, would be further extended t...

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School ordered to withdraw stand down direction – Employees not to be stood down to alleviate financial strains of employers

A recent decision on 29 September 2020 by Commissioner Bissett of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the expectation for employers to allocate work to employees rather than relying on stand down directions to manage its fina...

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Insolvency Reforms: for better or for worse?

On 24 September 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced what it called the most significant reforms to Australia's insolvency framework in over 30 years. "The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the...

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Update: Continuity of Care During Stage 4 Restrictions in Melbourne

As the COVID-19 situation escalates in the metropolitan Melbourne region and across Victoria, we wish to provide all our clients with an update on Hunt & Hunt's plan to provide continuity of care and service. Office Closure ...

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JobKeeper 2.0: New payments structure confirmed with continued flexibility expected to follow

After much speculation, the Federal government announced the extension of the JobKeeper payment scheme, JobKeeper 2.0, on 21 July 2020, to assist businesses to recover following the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme ...

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ASIC releases further details of deferrals and dispensations in response to COVID-19

In our recent newsletter,  we reported on the announcement by ASIC on Monday 23 March 2020 that it was recalibrating its regulatory priorities to focus on COVID-19 challenges. On Tuesday 14 April 2020 ASIC provided further det...

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