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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Preserving Competition in Public Sector Tenders: Businesses and Public Servants Should Heed the Warnings of the ACCC on Cartel Conduct

Introduction Last month, the ACCC published a media release warning public sector agencies of the potential for collusion between bidders responding to tender requests issued by government entities. The warning was motivated b...

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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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What happens to my digital assets when I die?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have spent a large amount of time at home which meant our online usage increased. Most of us have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, we likely have subscriptions to streaming se...

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When does your trust vest?

One question which often arises when a trust is coming to an end is how to best approach any potential tax implications which will occur when the trust is wound-up. In order to be in the best position when your trust comes to an e...

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Eye-watering fine issued to WA welding company and its manager for severe injuries to worker

A Perth-based sheet metal fabricator, PGQW Pty Ltd (PGQW), has received one of the highest fines ever handed down under Western Australia's occupational health and safety laws. In an important reminder for supervisors, the company...

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