COVID-19

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COVID-19 and consumer law – how businesses can manage their obligations and exercise their rights

Government restrictions imposed in light of COVID-19 have left many businesses dealing with the fall-out from cancelled events, suspended services…

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New Planning and Development Bill signals significant shake up for WA’s planning system

In a significant day for anyone who works with or relies on WA’s planning laws, major legislative reform was announced…

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Guidance from ASIC: Approach to lending during the COVID-19 pandemic

Introduction In response to a request from the Australian Banking Association (ABA), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has…

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NSW moves to protect essential workers – Emergency Measures legislation passed

On 13 May 2020 the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 (NSW) was passed by both houses NSW Parliament with the…

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Super Alert – 15 May 2020

This week’s Super Alert contains yet more COVID-19 updates, as well as noting some new and proposed legislation including (finally)…

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IP and COVID-19: Crown use, compulsory licensing, spare parts and other traps

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, stories have been circulating of companies offering, and governments seeking, greater access…

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