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Policy guidance on the Victorian Government’s relief scheme

In our previous blog, we discussed the guidance provided by the Victorian Small Business Commissioner regarding the type of information a landlord can request pursuant to the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act...

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COVID-19: Western Australia implements its own regulations to protect commercial tenants

On 29 May 2020, Western Australia released the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Regulations 2020 (Regulations). The Regulations, alongside the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (Act)...

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Queensland introduces regulations to mitigate effect of COVID-19 on commercial tenancies

On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government introduced the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Regulations). These Regulations provide clarity on how the National Cabinet’s...

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COVID-19 commercial tenancy regulations: SA follows suit

On 15 May 2020, the South Australian Government introduced the COVID-19 Emergency Response (Commercial Leases No 2) Regulations 2020 (SA) (Regulations). These Regulations give effect to the National Cabinet’s mandatory Code of Conduct for...

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Rent relief compendium: information landlords can request

COVID-19 presents many challenges for both landlords and tenants. We keep up to date on the changing leasing landscape as regulations are introduced so we can assist you to understand your rights, obligations and options in the context of any lease...

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New ingredient suppliers? Don’t forget the label

Global supply chains have been interrupted due to COVID-19. Given this, businesses with new, temporary suppliers of ingredients need to ensure labels continue to be accurate and compliant with CoOL requirements.

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COVID-19: much anticipated Victorian commercial tenancy regulations, with a few surprises

On 1 May 2020, the Victorian Government passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020...

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COVID-19: much anticipated commercial tenancy regulations released in NSW

On 24 April 2020, the New South Wales Government passed the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) (Regulations).

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Modern slavery reporting and the impact of COVID-19

While the obligation to report and publish a modern slavery statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) remains largely unchanged by COVID-19, reporting entities must be aware of the impacts of the pandemic on vulnerable workers in their supply chains.

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Cooking up therapeutic claims: TGA fines Pete Evans for advertising breaches

With a burgeoning consumer focus on immunity, wellness, functional foods and active beauty products, advertisers must be clear on what can and cannot be claimed about their products, and what types of claims will trigger...

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