Debt Management and Credit Repair Companies will soon be required to hold an Australian Credit Licence

The Government announced in September last year its intention to require providers of debt management companies to hold an Australian Credit Licence in order to carry on their businesses. Treasury has just finished consulting o...

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Government consults on exemptions to deferred sales model for add on insurances

On 10 December 2020 Parliament passed the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020, which included, amongst other changes, the establishment an industry-wide deferred sales model (DSM) for add-on insur...

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COVID-19 Vaccines – Critical Questions for your Workplace

Guidance for the vaccine roll out in Australian workplaces was released by the Federal Government on 19 February 2021.  This took place via a media release from Christian Porter, Minister for Industrial Relations and updated guid...

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Federal Treasurer announces extension of measures relating to virtual AGMs and signing and sending electronic documents

The temporary COVID-19 exemptions regarding virtual AGMs and signing and sending electronic documents has been extended until 15 September 2021, Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP has announced. Importantly, the an...

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Home office set up, or setting up the office at home?

Fair Work Commission confirms desk not required to be provided to employee working from home It has been a turbulent year for most workplaces, including managing the sudden shift to working from home arrangements. Against this ba...

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Changes to the Electronic Transactions Regulations permit more electronic communications

Flying under the radar, in late July 2020, the Electronic Transactions Regulations (Cth) 2020 repealed and replaced the Electronic Transactions Regulations (Cth) 2000 to extend the range of transactions to which the provisions...

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