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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New Covid vaccination compensation scheme provides additional incentive to employers to have staff vaccinated

In a media release on Saturday 28 August 2021, the Minister for Health and Aged Care, The Hon. Greg Hunt announced details of a new no fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme (VCS) which will operate nationally. The scheme will cov...

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No jab, no work – FWO’s updated advice still leaves questions for employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) posted updated guidance on its website last night relating to the power of employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees. This is an issue that we have also discussed before. Pr...

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Federal Court of Appeal Gunns down peak indebtedness rule

On 24 June 2021 the Federal Court handed down a second decision which provides further updates to this case.  Read our analysis here. Introduction In a major blow to liquidators, on 10 May 2021 the Federal Court Appeal in Baden...

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Will the Australian Tax Office escalate recovery activities?

The end of the insolvency relief measures - including the $90 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme - is widely tipped to bring the biggest economic shock since the pandemic itself, leading to many unprofitable businesses closing ...

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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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