Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme – as extended from 29 September 2020 to 31 December 2020 What is the new extended scheme? The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic) (Amending Regulations) were published with effect from 29 September 2020.  The Amending Regulations vary and extend the operation of the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures)…

Maintaining a CovidSafe workplace Stage 4 restrictions now apply to Metropolitan Melbourne encouraging businesses to work from home. Only permitted workplaces can now operate on-site provided they comply with the strict requirements, including the implementation of a COVIDSafe Plan. COVIDSafe Plan for employers This document need not be complicated. As a minimum it must set…

Finalising the division of assets Separation is a difficult time for everyone. You will need to make some decisions about what happens to your assets for example, the family home, investment properties, businesses, even pets. What are the enforceable options available to me? There are essentially three avenues: Binding Financial AgreementsConsent OrdersCourt Application We strongly…

Understanding Time Limitation Periods in Equity Statutory periods of time limitation specifically state how long a party has to bring a claim for breach. Most legal claims become statutory barred after six years. However, in cases of equitable claims there are no stipulated limitation periods. Therefore, the statutory time limitation by analogy applies. Courts will…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES INCREASED IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIAPosted by PTC Punjabi Australia / NZ on Monday, August 24, 2020

The Victorian Government has introduced new measures which include extending a moratorium on rental increases and evictions for both residential and commercial tenants until December 31.

HONG KONG SPECIAL VISAS ‘Australia has a long history of attracting Hong Kong’s best and brightest who have contributed significantly to our economic growth and job creation, and we are committed to ensuring this is further strengthened’. The Morrison government is offering a pathway to Hong Kong residents that may be looking to relocate away…

Cyber Crimes amid COVID-19 It is important that businesses understand their exposure to the risks of cyber-attacks. Awareness is the first step towards decreasing and responding to the increasingly complex nature of cyber-crime. Today the most prevalent forms of cybersecurity incidents are a product of social engineering, with the majority of incidents resulting from a…

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