Since the middle of March 2020, Australia’s governments have announced a series of support and stimulus measures extending to tax – direct and indirect, employment, customs, federal and local economies. We summarise the key measures here.

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September 30th, 2020|

In Focus: Casual v. Permanent In this edition of In Focus, we look at the distinction between casual and permanent employment and the position of the employer on entitlements if a casual employee is subsequently characterised as a permanent employee. Read IN FOCUS - Casual v. [...]

September 18th, 2020|

Business Update September 2020 Download Business Update September 2020. Economic stimulus programs and how they relate to you continue to be the key focus in this Business Update. We include: further clarification around JobKeeper 2.0’s decline in turnover test the third round of grants and tax [...]

September 10th, 2020|

Extension to insolvency protections On 7 September 2020, the Federal Government announced that the temporary changes to the creditors’ statutory demand and insolvent trading laws have been extended to 31 December 2020. Regulations will be made to extend the changes originally announced in March, from 25 [...]

September 8th, 2020|

Binding Orders on Rent Relief coming for Victorian Landlords The Victorian Government has released the COVID-19 Commercial and Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (extension) Bill 2020. The Bill introduces greater powers for regulations to be made to deal with rent relief disputes. In particular, to allow for [...]

August 20th, 2020|

In Focus: Advisory Boards A fresh set of eyes Following on from our recent series of articles with respect to shadow directors and the distinction between directors and professional advisors, this edition of In Focus reviews the concept of the advisory board. Advisory boards have become [...]

August 20th, 2020|

Land tax relief for Victorian landlords Landlords of residential and commercial properties who provide a 50% or more outright rent waiver of at least 3 months’ rent to eligible tenants can claim a 50% waiver of the property’s 2020 land tax and defer payment of the [...]

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