Conflicts of interest and the council budget

With the annual season for formal adoption of next year’s council budget upon us, we are receiving regular enquiries from councils on how best to deal with questions of councillor conflicts of interest. The definition of Gene...

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An update on rates while Councils wait

The Local Government Act 2020 (new Act) has implemented a long awaited overhaul of the Local Government Act 1989 (old Act). While the new Act received Royal Assent early last year, such an ambitious reform of the local government ...

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Electronic Execution of Documents – Permanent Changes Afoot

Permanent changes to the laws relating to the electronic signing of documents are emerging from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-2020, the Commonwealth Government introduced temporary measures allowing companies to execute do...

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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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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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Company execution of documents in a COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a rapidly changing working environment, which has required companies to constantly pivot and adapt. In particular, signing paper documents in accordance with the law has become particularly ch...

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