Could a Force Majeure clause save your business from coronavirus?

Businesses all over Australia are starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our economy.  Restaurants and cafes are empty, venues for hire are receiving multiple booking cancellations, domestic and international tour operators are cancelling tours, retailers are struggling to make ends meet. Clients are contacting us daily, seeking our help in developing … Read more

How to vaccinate against the coronavirus threat to your business or job

Natural disasters are not new to Australians.  We have suffered together through floods, bushfires, cyclones and drought, always relying on our unique Australian culture of mateship, embodying equality, loyalty and friendship.  The coronavirus or COVID-19 is just another challenge which we will overcome.  The spread of the coronavirus in Australia presents some interesting challenges for … Read more

Statutory Demand – Frequently Asked Questions

The coronavirus or COVID-19 virus is starting to affect businesses Australia wide.  The economic slowdown is unfortunately resulting in reduced cash flows for businesses, which in turn are looking at their debtor lists in an attempt to collect outstanding debts. One of the methods for collecting debts is to issue a statutory demand for the … Read more

Will my retail shop be affected by coronavirus?

The spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak has unsurprisingly affected business operations here in Australia.  With the outbreak quickly spreading, hysteria and fear are gripping our country. It’s unfortunate to point out that there may be worse yet to come for Australian businesses. Economic forecasters are predicting that it is highly likely that small … Read more

Practical Guide to the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS)

Background The NDBS was established in 2017 under an amendment to the Privacy Act 1988 (the “Act”).  It is monitored, regulated and enforced by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). Does the NDBS apply to me? Entities covered by the NDBS include all entities that have existing obligations under Australian Privacy Principle (“APP”) … Read more