Category: COVID-19 Crisis

Madison Marcus polo team wins debut game at Scone Cup
Madison Marcus polo team wins debut game at Scone Cup
In exciting news for Madison Marcus, our newly-formed polo team competed in their first tournament of the season – The Scone Cup Challenge. With 15 highly skilled teams competing, we...
Travel exemptions: navigating COVID-19 restrictions and what you need to know before you travel
Travel exemptions: navigating COVID-19 restrictions and what you need to know before you travel
Currently, nationwide travel restrictions remain in place, affecting thousands of people wishing to exit or enter Australia. A request for a ‘travel exemption’ is the only means by which some...
How COVID-19 has impacted tenants’ and landlords’ rights: Residential Tenancies (Amendment) COVID-19 Regulation
How COVID-19 has impacted tenants’ and landlords’ rights: Residential Tenancies (Amendment) COVID-19 Regulation
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) COVID‑19 Regulation 2020 generally prohibits, until 14 October 2020, subject to further extension (the moratorium period), a landlord from giving a tenant who is a member...
CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES HOMEBUILDER PACKAGE
CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES HOMEBUILDER PACKAGE
With a view to encouraging the commencement of new home builds and renovations the Federal Government has announced a stimulus package named “HomeBuilder” which is available to eligible occupier-owners, including first home buyers.
MM COVID-19 UPDATE: RESUMPTION OF SPORT IN AUSTRALIAN LIFE
MM COVID-19 UPDATE: RESUMPTION OF SPORT IN AUSTRALIAN LIFE
GOVERNMENT RELEASES THE NATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE RESUMPTION OF SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES
Property Inspections and On-Site Auctions to Reopen
Property Inspections and On-Site Auctions to Reopen
From next weekend property inspections and on-site auctions will be permitted to be held after a six-week limited prohibition subject to strict guidelines being observed.
COVID-19 UPDATE – TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES WORK VISA  (SUBCLASS 408)
COVID-19 UPDATE - TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES WORK VISA (SUBCLASS 408)
The Australian Government has made some variations to the Temporary Activities (Subclass 408) visa. In effect, a new stream has been developed to allow the visa holder to remain in Australia if you have no other visa options and are unable to depart Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
COVID-19 UPDATE – CHANGES TO THE WAY CERTAIN LEGAL DOCUMENTS ARE SIGNED AND WITNESSED IN NSW
COVID-19 UPDATE - CHANGES TO THE WAY CERTAIN LEGAL DOCUMENTS ARE SIGNED AND WITNESSED IN NSW
New regulations have been enacted to reduce face-to-face contact and make it easier for people to stay home and reduce physical interactions while, still completing important transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MM COVID-19 UPDATE: CHANGES TO FIRB APPLICATIONS
MM COVID-19 UPDATE: CHANGES TO FIRB APPLICATIONS
Temporary changes to Australia’s Foreign Investment Framework have been enacted by the Federal Government, effective from 29 March 2020.
CAN YOU HOLD FACE-TO-FACE STRATA MEETINGS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
CAN YOU HOLD FACE-TO-FACE STRATA MEETINGS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS?
Our Strata team is constantly being asked about what types of meetings can be held during the Government restrictions brought about due to COVID-19. The Strata Regulations make allowances for electronic meetings, such as pre-meeting email votes, telephone, videoconferencing or voting website.