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Budget Overview
On Tuesday, 6 October 2020, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the Federal Budget which was largely defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. At a glance A wide range of sectors and...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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COVID-19 UPDATE 9 APRIL 2020: BANKS TO HELP COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS WHO HELP TENANTS THROUGH CRISIS
Banks build on the Small Business Relief package to ensure more businesses are given assistance through the coronavirus pandemic.
RENT RELIEF FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS ANNOUNCED
As we foreshadowed last Friday, PM Scott Morrison has this afternoon announced the detail around the Commercial Tenancy Coronavirus Crisis Code of Practice following agreement of terms by the National Cabinet.
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MM COVID-19 Update 6 April 2020: Coronavirus and Temporary Visa Holders
The Government is making a number of changes to temporary visa holder arrangements during the coronavirus crisis in order to protect the health and livelihoods of Australians, support critical industries, and assist with the rapid recovery post the virus.
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COVID-19 Update 3 April 2020: Commercial Tenancy Coronavirus Crisis Code of Practice coming to a contract near you next week.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison this afternoon has urged commercial landlords and tenants to come to an agreement in relation to financial hardship as the Government reserves announcement regarding a mandatory Coronavirus Industry Code of Practice to be announced and imposed next week.
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COVID-19 Crisis - 2 April Summary: Some good news for NSW Developers, Builders & Contractors and Federal Industrial and Workplace Relations Changes
The NSW Government announced today, 2 April 2020, that it has eased hours of work restrictions on construction sites, dark kitchens & food trucks.
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Business as Unusual in COVID-19: The Estate Planning you need to keep things running as normal
n the wake of the current situation, many people and their families have found themselves on the less prepared side of this pandemic, and whilst most are desperately reaching for the supermarket shelves, there far more pressing needs that should be addressed.