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Further changes to Modern Awards in light of COVID-19 pandemic

In an earlier blog we outlined changes which had been made to three Modern Awards , which were intended to provide flexibility to deal with the circumstances caused by the current...

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When social isolation becomes dangerous: Domestic Violence during COVID-19

As lockdowns and restrictions start to amass around the world, so too does the risk to women in violent relationships. The restricted living arrangements, financial stress and...

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Changes to modern awards to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

Recently the unions and the Fair Work Commission have been working furiously to introduce and implement significant temporary changes to various Modern Awards in an attempt to...

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Parenting orders during COVID-19

Recent Australian Government announcements surrounding COVID-19, and the topic of social distancing during the outbreak has left parents conflicted between breaching parenting...

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Working from home - Issues for employees and employers in the time of COVID-19

The unprecedented circumstances which we are facing due to the spread of Corona virus has required many people to adapt to working from home. However, working from home can raise...

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What are my workplace health and safety obligations during COVID-19?

Employers have an onerous responsibility under the Work Health and Safety Act to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and others in the...

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COVID-19: Implications for workers

The COVID-19 outbreak will have wide ranging implications for Australians in many ways. This blog discusses the legal issues impacting employees and employers in these difficult...

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Changes to insolvency and bankruptcy law

On 22 March 2020, in acknowledgement of and response to the economic impacts of the Coronavirus, the Morrison Government introduced temporary relief measures for financially...

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Yours, Mine and Ours - Estate Planning for Blended Family

A significant proportion of Australian families might fall into the category of “blended families”, which is a family where parents have a child or children from previous...

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