COVID-19

COVID-19 – EDITION 11: RENT RELIEF FOR COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL TENANTS

May 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to retail and commercial leasing laws. The Federal Government introduced a mandatory Code of Conduct for landlords and tenants. The Victorian Government has made regulations that apply to retail and commercial leases. The regulations … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 10: SCAMMING DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

May 21, 2020

With the state of emergency directions in place since 16 March 2020, and the consequential restrictions on leaving the house, we are at home more often and therefore more available to answer phone calls. Consequently, there has been an increase … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 9: SCHOOL ZONES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

May 19, 2020

During the current state of emergency, most schools are closed, and learning has moved to the home. It is a time where a person may think that just because schools are not open, then we would not have to adhere … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 8: JOBKEEPER AND SUPERANNUATION

May 18, 2020

Employers are not required to pay superannuation on additional payments that are made to employees as a result of JobKeeper payments. Where an employer receives the JobKeeper payment to subsidise the salaries and wages they ordinarily pay to eligible employees, … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 7: JOBKEEPER – FOR EMPLOYEES

May 7, 2020

On 8 April 2020 the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 was passed by both Houses of the Commonwealth Parliament inter alia to assist businesses to continue to operate during the COVID 19 Crisis. This Legislation has also resulted in amendments … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 6: JOBKEEPER – FOR EMPLOYERS

May 5, 2020

On 8 April 2020 the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020 was passed by both Houses of the Commonwealth Parliament inter alia, to assist businesses to continue to operate during the COVID- 19 Crisis. This Legislation has also resulted in amendments … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 5: HAS THE COVID CRISIS CONTRIBUTED TO A RISE IN ELDER ABUSE?

April 28, 2020

It has now been 4 weeks since Stage 3 of the lockdown started in Victoria. These restrictions seem to be working to curb the spread of COVID-19, as the rate of growth in cases has decreased significantly. However, with the … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 4: LOCKED DOWN – NURSING HOMES AND THE COVID-19 CRISIS

April 22, 2020

With the Coronavirus in Victoria not yet having reached its peak, serious concern now turns to our Aged Care facilities. As both residents and staff are at a high risk of infection, the question remains an imperative one; how do … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 3: FINES AND DRONES

April 14, 2020

The cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to increase; as at 3pm on 13 April 2020, there have been 6,359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, of which 2,863 are from New South Wales and 1,281 from Victoria. The State of … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 2: INSURANCE CLAIMS

April 7, 2020

The cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are increasing, as at 6am on 7 April 2020, there have been 5,844 confirmed cases of COVID-19 In Australia, of which 2,686 are from New South Wales and 1,158 from Victoria. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews … Continue reading