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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COVID-19 Omnibus Regulations – Electronic signing of documents

The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signing and Witnessing) Regulations 2020 were introduced on 11 May 2020 and can be accessed here. These were issued following the introduction of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergenc...

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Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 – What you need to know

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commenced on 19 June 2019 in Victoria. The Act is the first of its kind in Australia, allowing individuals with a terminal illness or neurodegenerative condition and whose suffering is intoler...

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New South Wales Retirement Villages Act: New Standard Contracts and Disclosure Documents

The NSW Government has introduced a number of important changes to the regulation of retirement villages in NSW, in the Retirement Villages Amendment (Standard Contract) Regulation 2013 (2013 No 158). The changes, effective 1 Octo...

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Retirement Made Easy: Standard Contracts for NSW Retirement Villages

Standard contracts for retirement villages will be mandatory for village contracts entered into on or after 1 October 2031 in New South Wales. In addition, retirement village operators will be required to provide prospective re...

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