Category: COVID-19 Crisis

Lockdown 6.0 and my business is closed AGAIN…what about my lease?
Lockdown 6.0 and my business is closed AGAIN...what about my lease?
Retail / Commercial Leases during the pandemic Though the CTRS and the Victorian Government’s Jobkeeper Payment Scheme ended on 28 March 2021, lockdowns continue to remain a very real part...
The COVID-19 vaccine and work – your rights and obligations
The COVID-19 vaccine and work - your rights and obligations
Can your employer ask you to get the COVID-19 vaccine? What if you refuse? Or, if you’re an employer, can you insist staff get the vaccine? As the vaccine rollout...
NSW COVID-19 lockdown extension: Changes for construction – what you need to know
NSW COVID-19 lockdown extension: Changes for construction – what you need to know
While the COVID-19 situation in Sydney remains challenging, in welcome news, construction can resume on Saturday 31 July in Greater Sydney (including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour)....
Important updates to visa applications during COVID-19
Important updates to visa applications during COVID-19
Some categories of visas require applicants to be outside of Australia at the time the visa is granted. The Immigration Department is aware that COVID-19 travel restrictions are affecting visa...
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.