Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Omicron Extension

On 15 January 2022, the Victorian Government announced a further two month extension to the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme (CTRS), from 16 January 2022 to 15 March 2022. This extension comes in response to the Omicron wave of...

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Holidaying After Separation

It's no secret that Australians love to travel. Whether it's journeying across Australia to see distant relatives or holidaying to countries around globe, travelling is often a positive, beneficial and foundational experience for ...

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Falling Victim to Scams – How to Detect and Safeguard Your Interests

Since the start of 2021 Australians have lost over $220 million from financial scams. Of the total losses reported to Scamwatch for all of 2021, investment scams were the largest culprit, accounting for over half of the total amou...

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Permanent Changes Afoot to Allow Virtual Meetings and Electronic Execution of Documents

The Federal Government has signalled its intention to make permanent the temporary COVID-19 exemptions allowing virtual meetings and the electronic signing and sending of certain documents by companies. If passed in its current...

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Supreme Court challenge to mandatory vaccination orders

On 15 October 2021, the Supreme Court of NSW dismissed challenges to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for certain workers imposed under NSW public health orders. The two sets of proceedings in Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzar...

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No Jab, No Job! Refusal to Get Vaccinated held a Valid Reason for Dismissal

On 27 September 2021 the Full Bench upheld the dismissal of an employee who refused to get vaccinated. In Jennifer Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care [2021] FWCFB the majority held that the employee's refusal to get vacci...

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