HomeBuilder – the latest Comonwealth Government’s Grant released

4 June 2020 In the Commonwealth Government’s latest efforts to keep the building and construction industry afloat, Australians who meet the eligibility requirements can now apply for a variety of housing grants. $25,000 “HomeBuilder” grants are available to owner-occupiers wanting to carry out substantial property improvements between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. Here’s… Read More

COVID 19 Update #3 Commercial Tenancies

02 June 2020 COMMERCIAL TENANCIES This is the third legal update in our series about the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies and the State level legislative implementation of that Code in response to the COVID-19 pandemic economic fallout. See here for our first legal update (16 April 2020) and here for… Read More

Covid-19 Update #2 Commercial Tenancies

28 April 2020 COMMERCIAL TENANCIES On 16 April 2020 we issued a Legal Update regarding the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies, released in response to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to access it. Since then, the State level legislative implementation has begun. Here we provide an update… Read More

COVID-19 Update for Commercial Tenancies

16 April 2020 COMMERCIAL TENANCIES The Covid-19 pandemic is ravaging the Australian economy. In one of a series of support measures, the National Cabinet has intervened in the landlord and tenant relationship with the aim of hibernating businesses, including commercial and retail leases, until the pandemic passes. What’s happened? On 7 April 2020 the National… Read More

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and child care arrangements

The continued development of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) has disrupted all facets of our lives. The Queensland and Federal Governments are dealing with a rapidly evolving situation and responding with measures they consider appropriate in the circumstances. As the spread of Coronavirus worsens, we have seen the preventative measures being implemented increase in their severity. In… Read More