Potential Landlord and Tenant Relief during COVID-19

Although limited, there has been discussion on further amendments to legislation to allow for a reduction of rent payments for tenants who are increasingly becoming more vulnerable to unemployment or loss of wages. In addressing the media on Friday last week (20 March 2020), Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined the need for state governments to … Read more

COVID-19 amendment bills – Protection for businesses facing financial distress

On Monday 23 March 2020, a series of coronavirus (COVID-19) response bills were quickly passed through before Federal Parliament, seeking to quickly legislate economic relief to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic of COVID-19.  I Within Schedule 12 of the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020 (Cth) (“the Bill’), there are aims to … Read more

COVID-19: Further restrictions on businesses, gatherings and travel (as of 25 March 2020)

As quickly as the pandemic that is COVID-19 has seemingly spread across our states, just as quickly have governments on all levels scrambled to enforce and encourage new restrictions on the personal and business lives of all Australians. On Sunday night last week (22 March 2020), Premiers and Chief Ministers held National Cabinet with Prime … Read more