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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New Customs legislation to change the effect of recent Australian cases – However, we still need to learn French

Over the past few years, Customs has had some major, and at times, surprising losses in Australian Courts and Tribunals (including one case where wheelie bins were classified as vehicles!).  The most high profile loss concerned t...

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