Commercial Leases and COVID-19 – Mandatory Industry Code

The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 that the Commonwealth, the State and Territory governments have agreed on a "mandatory" industry code of conduct governing commercial, industrial and retail leases impacted by ...

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Retail and commercial leases in a COVID-19 world

This post is available as an info sheet: download here The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on retail and other businesses, most of whom occupy leased premises, and will continue to do so for some time. Tenants...

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Help! I can’t comply with my contract due to Coronavirus: a guide to contract relief during the COVID-19 Pandemic

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Countries across the globe have taken unprecedented steps to curtail the spread of COVID-19, however, this has seen major disruptions within the ...

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Temporary changes to insolvency laws amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On Sunday 22 March 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced that it will make temporary amendments to insolvency and corporation laws in light of the economic challenges otherwise profitable and viable businesses are faci...

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Fruit of the poisonous tree: when illegally obtained evidence can be used in Court

In recent developments, the High Court of Australia in Kadir v The Queen; Grech v The Queen [2020] HCA 1 considered when illegally obtained evidence can be admissible in court and whether or not the American concept which excludes...

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What is a dumping continuation inquiry and why will it have a big impact on importers of aluminium extrusions?

Dumping duties payable on the importation of aluminium extrusions continues to be a key focus of the Australian Border Force.  This is not surprising given that inadvertent non-compliance remains high and the relevant duty rates ...

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