COVID-19: Commercial Lease Regulations (QLD)

Commercial Lease Regulations – Mitigating the effects of COVID-19 for affected leases. As a result of public health directions in response to COVID-19, many businesses have either experienced a large loss in profits or have been forced to change its daily operation. Practically, this affected many businesses in being able to meet its leasing obligations. … Read more

Re-opening, Contact Tracing and Your Business (as at 27 May 2020)

As Queensland (and the rest of Australia) look to take steps in lifting Covid-19 restrictions, contact tracing is a requirement that many businesses will need to grapple with.   What is contact tracing and its purpose?  Contact tracing is a process commonly used to trace the spread of an infectious disease throughout a community. It serves two primary purposes: … Read more

COVID-19: Holding members meetings using technology

Are you able to hold members meetings using various available technology during this COVID-19 pandemic? Yes you can, but there are a few things you will need to consider. The Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No.1) 2020 (“the Determination”) commenced on 6 May 2020. The Determination temporarily modifies certain provisions of the Corporations Act (and … Read more

3 Tips for Businesses to last a prolonged COVID-19 period

Australian businesses are going through one of if not the toughest time ever in history. However, there are some positives. The curve hasn’t just been flattening, it’s been on a downward slope. The number of new cases of coronavirus in Australia has been on a steady and sure decline from early April. But it is not yet time to lower our guards. There have been … Read more

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

How can my organisation access the Government’s COVID-19 financial assistance?

In the last couple of days, the financial situation in Australia has rapidly changed due to COVID-19. The Federal Government has urgently pushed through new legislation to provide assistance to businesses during this pandemic. In particular, this article will look at the new cash flow boost for employers to allow them to continue to operate. … Read more