Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

From 1 July, the defamation regimes in Victoria, NSW and South Australia are set to change (with other states likely to follow thereafter). What’s changing? The changes are directed at better balancing the need to protect an individual’s reputation with ensuring freedom of expression and distribution of information which is clearly in the public interest. [...]

2021-06-16T05:38:00+00:00June 16th, 2021|Business Advice, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Changes to Defamation Laws to take effect from 1 July 2021

A quick Q&A covering COVID-related employment scenarios

With Victoria currently in the middle of Stage 4 restrictions, with impending announcements to be made in the next few weeks concerning the lifting of restrictions (hopefully!), it’s a good time to revisit some of the trickier scenarios surrounding employment and employment-related laws. There’s a lot of information out there at the moment, but as [...]

2020-09-07T03:28:37+00:00September 7th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on A quick Q&A covering COVID-related employment scenarios

Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (VIC): Complete clarity on Commercial Tenancy measures still outstanding

On 24 April 2020, the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) came into effect (the Legislation) following similar legislation in other states. This legislation provides for a range of measures to help Victorians cope with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. However, we are still not there yet in terms of complete clarity for [...]

2020-05-12T04:17:44+00:00April 27th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Covid-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (VIC): Complete clarity on Commercial Tenancy measures still outstanding