Force Majeure….breach of contract….termination of contract….performance of contract.  Suppliers and service providers alike in industries as diverse as manufacturing and financial services, travel and engineering to marketing and dentistry are feeling the effect of COVID-19  and to a wider extent dispute over contractual obligations. The unprecedented event of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to place stress…

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On Wednesday 22 April 2020, the Queensland Parliament sat for the first time in over a month in an effort to pass emergency measures aimed at supporting Queenslanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the measures passed include the following: $300 million aimed at relieving the cost of living which includes $200 credit for all…

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The coronavirus/COVID-19 has claimed a number of big and brand name scalps as organisations start to reduce salaries.  PWC, Channel Seven, KPMG and even the AFL as at the time of writing started salary cuts and reduction in salary – so for Employers the question is – can you do it? New changes introduced by…

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The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent on 17 February 2020 enacting new laws in relation to illegal phoenix activities, with the most notable change being director’s liabilities in relation to Goods and Services Tax (GST). The aim of this new legislation is to hold accountable company directors…

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The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced tenants and landlords alike to be more flexible with their working and financial arrangements – but how has it impacted their lease agreements? Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced recently that a strict moratorium would be placed on evictions for all residential and commercial tenancies for the next six (6)…

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