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Changes to Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic)

November 30, 2020

The Government has recently changed the provisions of the Road Safety Act 1986 (Vic) (“the Act”). As of 12 November 2020, the Police have the power to suspend the licence (whether learners, probationary or full licence) of a person who … Continue reading

The property market in the midst of COVID-19

November 23, 2020

From the beginning of lockdown in Victoria, it was apparent that the property market was about to enter into an extended winter hibernation. Rules governing house inspections, on-site auctions and even pre-settlement inspections became extremely strict, with many vendors turning … Continue reading

Child Support during COVID-19

October 22, 2020

2020 has been a difficult year for many individuals and families due to the impact of COVID-19 on employment, financial situations, and our overall livelihoods.  The impact and implications of COVID-19 has caused the biggest recession in Australia since 1990. … Continue reading

Divorce – keeping costs down

October 7, 2020

Keeping costs down during a divorce can be tricky. But, there are ways to save money, for both of you. Read our quick guide and contact us for our no nonsense service.

Can I keep my child from my ex-partner to protect their health and safety?

September 22, 2020

This article highlights the conflict parents may feel when faced with the dilemma of whether to obey their parenting Court Order or listen the needs of their child, particularly in situations where the child expresses a desire not to go … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 15: WORKER PERMITS IN VICTORIA DURING THE STAGE 4 LOCKDOWN AND BUSINESS SUPPORT

August 12, 2020

From 6 August 2020 all Victorian workplaces MUST be closed unless they are a permitted activity as defined in the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) ‘permitted work premises’ directions. If you are unclear about whether your business … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 14: DO I HAVE TO WEAR A FACE MASK AT WORK IN VICTORIA?

July 27, 2020

As of midnight 22 July 2020 all employees in Victoria must now wear a face covering at their work premises unless they fit into one of these categories: the employee has a physical or mental health illness or condition, or … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 13: CAN EMPLOYERS COLLECT INFORMATION FROM EMPLOYEES OR VISITORS IN RELATION TO COVID-19?

July 17, 2020

Australian Information Commissioner in March 2020 advised yes, an employer can however, employers should collect as little information as is reasonably necessary for preventing or managing COVID-19. That includes information that the Department of Health says in needed to identify … Continue reading

COVID-19 EDITION 12: ARE EMPLOYERS ALLOWED TO CARRY OUT TEMPERATURE TESTS ON EMPLOYEES?

July 1, 2020

Yes, employers can carry out temperature tests on willing employees, but the test should be a ‘no contact’ test, and employers are not allowed to force employees to submit to a temperature check. Employers have obligations to maintain a safe workplace and they have a … Continue reading

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