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Part 3 – Temporary Arrangements for Commercial Leases under the Victorian Regulations due to Covid-19

20 November 2020 - Building & Construction, Leasing

In April, we provided two updates on the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) for existing tenancies. In Part 1, we outlined what the Code was and what it proposed to change in the relationship between landlords and tenants (once the Victorian laws were passed). In Part 2, we looked at what your… Read more »

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The New AANA Code of Ethics – be aware, or risk having to withdraw your brand’s advertising

16 October 2020 - Uncategorized

On 23 September 2020, the AANA announced a new advertising Code of Ethics (Code) and associated Practice Note that will take effect from 1 February 2021. The new Code applies to all advertising in Australia and will replace the existing Code.

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Changes to Industrial Manslaughter Legislation

13 October 2020 - General Commercial, Human Resources Law, Workplace Safety

Over the past few years, there has been a push to introduce industrial manslaughter offences in a number of Australian States and Territories. Once the Western Australian legislative changes come into force (which will likely be later this year), most States and Territories will have specific industrial manslaughter legislation in place. Refer to the table… Read more »

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New Director Identification regime passes Federal Parliament

8 October 2020 - General Commercial

A new regime has passed the Federal Parliament that will require company directors to have a unique Director Identification Number.

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Clarification from the top on how personal leave is to be accrued

2 September 2020 - Human Resources Law

In August 2020, the High Court provided clarity on how personal leave is to be accrued.

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