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Can Work Continue? Identification of ‘Essential Services’ Within the Energy and Renewables Sector During COVID-19

Can work at energy facilities (including construction sites) continue? We examine the classification of ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’ services in relation to the continued attendance of staff at work sites for…

COVID-19: Life Insurance Cover – Not as Easy as Just “Ticking a Box”

In light of the recent developments with COVID-19 and the risks it has generated to public health, individuals may consider obtaining or altering their life insurance cover. Consideration must however…

“Safe Harbour” Laws – How can Directors’ Steer the Ship During Uncertain Financial Times?

In challenging financial times, a company director’s role is fraught with difficult decisions regarding continued operations and the preservation of the business. These decisions may be influenced by the risk…

COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Foreign Investment (FIRB) Approval Requirements

On 29 March 2020, the Australian Government announced temporary changes to foreign investment approval requirements in Australia, for the purposes of protecting the national interest while the coronavirus outbreak puts…

What are Directors’ Duties during Uncertain Financial Times?

Following Australia’s drought and bushfires, and in the face of COVID-19, the risks faced by a company are continuously evolving. Company directors need to be vigilant in understanding and satisfying…

COVID-19: Privacy Obligations and Cyber Security for Business

The OAIC has released guidance on how employers may continue complying with their privacy obligations, whilst collecting and disclosing personal information in order to manage the spread of coronavirus. As…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Permitting Sales of “Take Away” Liquor in SA

Restrictions on public gatherings have affected “on premise” businesses. On 25 March 2020, the SA licensing authority announced new measures to permit some affected licensees to offer sales of “take…

COVID-19: Resources and Renewable Energy Personnel Self-Quarantine Requirements

Under the Cross Border Travel Direction 2020, are resources and renewable energy personnel required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering South Australia?The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. Ever-increasing and…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Liquor Licensing Information for Hospitality Industry

The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve. Ever-increasing and unprecedented restrictions on “non-essential” activity continue to have a drastic impact upon the hospitality sector. The position will likely continue to evolve…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Important Temporary Relief in Insolvency Law

The Australian Government has introduced temporary measures to curtail the impact of COVID-19 on Australian businesses by lessening the threat of otherwise viable businesses being placed into external administration. In…

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