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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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COVID-19+ Corporate Reform in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption in social and business life on a worldwide basis. Amongst what many regard as positive...

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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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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+ 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+ 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 Laws make Directors Personally Liable for GST Debts

The Senate has recently passed an act which confers personal liability on directors for their company’s unpaid GST...

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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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Corporate Law Update: High Court Sounds a Warning to Directors Providing Financial Assistance to Shareholders

Following a recent High Court case, companies should be aware of adopting too narrow an interpretation of the “financial assistance” provisions...

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Blocking the exits: Directors’ rights to decline share transfers

Under Australian law, directors of companies typically have unilateral powers to reject transfers of shares by shareholders. However, below we...

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Get your records straight! ASIC record-keeping obligations and penalties

Officers have legal obligations under Australian law to keep information on ASIC registers up to...

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Your freelancer has arrived: Australian Uber drivers held not employees

In much-publicised proceedings, the Fair Work Ombudsman has found that Uber drivers are independent...

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