Director Identification Number

Director Identification Number Current as at 20 April 2022   From 1 November 2021, all directors of a company registered in Australia must apply and obtain a Director Identification Number (DIN). DIN is a unique 15-digit identifier issued to a director. Each director will only need to apply for the DIN once, even if they …

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COVID-19 – Leasing – February Update

Current as at 1 February 2021 We refer to our previous articles regarding rent relief. The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2022 (the “New Regulations”) were passed on 1 February 2022 (which are backdated to be effective from 16 January 2022). In summary, the New Regulations are largely similar to the previous regulations. The main …

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Purchase of Property – Unconditional and Conditional Contracts

Purchase of Property – Unconditional and Conditional Contracts Current as at 18 January 2022   When signing a contract of sale to purchase a property, it is crucial that you understand if the contract is unconditional or conditional. This is to avoid unnecessary disagreement with the vendor or being locked in by the contract. Once …

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Casual Employment

Casual Employment Current as at 10 November 2021 In the landmark decision of WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato & Ors [2021] HCA 23, on 4 August 2021, the High Court of Australia allowed the appeal from the judgment of the Full Federal Court, providing clarity on the characteristics of “casual employment”. In the case, Mr …

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COVID-19 – Leasing – August Update

Current as at 31 August 2021 New Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 (the “Regulations”) were passed on 24 August 2021, backdated to be effective from 28 July 2021. We have outlined here the Regulations’ application. If you have any specific concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact …

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COVID-19 – Leasing – Further Update

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Current as at 3 August 2021 New Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme It was announced on 28 July 2021 that the Victorian Government will be reintroducing the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme to ease pressure by providing rent relief to eligible tenants with separate support provided to landlords. Today, the Victorian Government has announced that new legislation …

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Conveyancing Services

If you are walking into a property transaction, be it selling big or buying small, it is extremely important that your transaction is completed timely and smoothly. No matter the size of the transaction, you should always ensure that it is carefully assessed before you pick up the pen and sign the contract. At Scott …

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COVID-19 Leasing – December Update

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Current as at 16 December 2020 We refer to our previous articles of 11 May 2020 and 13 October 2020 about the Commercial Tenant Relief Scheme provided by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 and the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2020 (the Commercial …

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COVID-19 Leasing -October Update

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Current as at 13 October 2020 We refer to our previous article dated 11 May 2020 about the Commercial Tenant Relief Scheme provided by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations). This article is intended to provide an update regarding the key amendments to the Regulations introduced by the …

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COVID-19 – Leasing

Tenant Covid-19

Current as at 11 May 2020 The National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct (the Code) was an interim guide only for landlords and tenants during COVID-19. On 1 May 2020, the Victorian Government passed legislation which replaces the Code. From 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020, the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and …

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