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COVID-19+ | More Evidence of the End For Wet Ink? Victoria Becomes First State to Make Pandemic Reforms Permanent

Victoria has solidified its contemporary stance on electronic signatures and made its pandemic reforms permanent. In this article, we provide an...

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COVID-19+ | The Return of E-Signatures: Updates to the Corporations Act under the 2021 COVID-19 lockdowns

Highly anticipated corporate law reforms have finally been implemented. In this article, we provide an insight into what the changes are, how they...

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COVID-19+ | Temporary Pandemic Relief Gives Way To Australia’s Most Significant Insolvency Reforms in 30 Years

Despite the expiry of the COVID-19 relief measures, small businesses continue to struggle with the economic challenges created by the pandemic....

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Protecting your Business from Cyber Attacks in a COVID-19 World

On 19 June 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that all levels of Australian government were targeted by ‘sophisticated state-based...

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COVID-19+ Regulating the Modernisation of Corporate Governance in a Socially Distant World

The social distancing measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted much of our way of life in the last few months. In the...

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Watch your wall: Businesses liable for defamatory Facebook comments – NSW Court of Appeal confirms

On 1 June 2020, the NSW Court of Appeal controversially upheld the Supreme Court’s decision that media companies with Facebook pages could be...

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The Rise and Rise of IP – How to Protect and Leverage Intangible Assets

Intellectual Property (‘IP’) is the most important asset class for modern businesses today, accounting for almost 90% of a...

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COVID-19+ Update on National Cabinet’s Landscape-Shifting Commercial Leasing Code

On 7 April 2020 National Cabinet announced a mandatory code (‘Code’) for commercial leases of small and medium sized Australian business...

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COVID-19+ What Government Grants can SMEs piggy-bank?

In the last few months, COVID-19 has disrupted tens of thousands of businesses across the country, from large listed conglomerates to sole traders...

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COVID-19+ Newsflash! – National Cabinet unveils ground-breaking Commercial Leasing Code for SMEs

Under growing pressure to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, on 7 April 2020 National Cabinet announced a mandatory code for commercial lease tenancies...

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COVID-19+ ‘Stay at Home’ laws set to profoundly impact commercial offices

New laws mean that people in New South Wales must not leave their homes without ‘reasonable excuse’.  A reasonable excuse is not...

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COVID-19+ Emergency Guide for Australian Businesses

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic causes health and social impacts on a previously almost unfathomable scale, for businesses too it is a...

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New Whistleblower Policy: 10 Key Points To Note!

All public companies have until 1 January 2020 to comply with the new whistleblower policy requirements. This requirement carries a $126,000 (body...

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Handle with care: owner drivers get new protections

Amendments to the Owner Drivers and Forestry Contractors Act create new protections for gig economy workers transporting...

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Watch your wall: Businesses liable for defamatory Facebook comments

A decision in the Supreme Court of New South Wales has paved the way for businesses to be held responsible for publishing defamatory comments by...

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