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  1. 1. Time to review your exploration tenure strategy – reform to Queensland resources legislation and COVID-19 relief   Exploration resource authority holders should consider the changes to current relinquishment requirements, exploration work programs and renewal requirements applicable to EPs and ATPs, and eligibility for rent, fees and charges relief.  Article, 14 May 2020
  2. 2. Company directors and secretaries allowed to sign documents electronically, and clarity on company meetings, in new COVID-19 measures  The Federal Treasurer has made a determination permitting directors and secretaries of companies to sign agreements under section 127 of the Corporations Act on separate paper or electronic copies (ie. counterparts).  Article, 6 May 2020
  3. 3. More certainty for Victorian landlords and tenants with release of new COVID-19 Regulations  Regulations have now been made in Victoria to give landlords and tenants greater certainty on the relief available to commercial tenants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Article, 5 May 2020
  4. 4. Emergency capital raising relief during COVID-19: more guidance and clarifications from ASX on temporary class waivers   Following Compliance Update no 03/20 and two temporary class waivers providing emergency capital raising relief measures, and subsequent changes in Compliance Update no 04/20 to these temporary class waivers on 22 April 2020, ASX has now released Compliance Update no 05/20 on 1 May, in which it announced that it has published amended versions of the temporary class waivers that were issued on 23 April 2020, as well as observations on some other listing rule matters.  Article, 4 May 2020
  5. 5. Bringing urgent court applications during COVID-19  Undertakings, affidavits, and revised court processes all present challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Article, 30 Apr 2020
  6. 6. COVID-19 and property/business interruption insurance un-occupancy exclusions? Be proactive and don't wait  Businesses seeking to recover business interruption loss suffered as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic should carefully check the terms of their business interruption (BI) insurance and seek advice as to whether they should make a claim under their BI policy.  Article, 30 Apr 2020
  7. 7. Modern slavery and COVID-19: Guidance Note sets out increased risk from pandemic on global supply chain workers   Greater pressure on supply chains have increased the risk of modern slavery, and the need for Australian businesses to be more vigilant than ever – but there is some relief on reporting dates. 30 Apr 2020
  8. 8. Queensland state and local government procurement obligations and opportunities during emergencies: new COVID-19 guide  Public sector agencies, local government and their procurement teams should consider emergency procurement on a case-by-case basis.  Article, 30 Apr 2020
  9. 9. Therapeutic Goods and COVID-19 or other emergency exemptions: what does the future hold (for liability)?  Expedited development and widespread distribution of a product or products that have not been adequately tested or registered in any other market, or registered in a system that does not adopt equivalent standards to the Australian system, could cause problems.  Article, 30 Apr 2020
  10. 10. ASX issues updated COVID-19 temporary class waivers for emergency capital raising relief  On 31 March 2020, ASX released Compliance Update no 04/20 and issued two temporary class waivers providing emergency capital raising relief measures.  Article, 27 Apr 2020
  11. 11. NSW landlords and tenants now on surer footing for COVID-19 related rent relief with release of Regulations  NSW is the first State or Territory to make legislation giving effect to the Mandatory Code of Conduct, with the Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 taking effect on Friday 24 April 2020, and applying for six months until 24 October 2020.  Article, 27 Apr 2020
  12. 12. COVID-19 relief for tenants in Victoria  The Victorian State Parliament opened the door to new regulations that will affect the relationship between landlords and tenants under retail and commercial leases.  Article, 24 Apr 2020
  13. 13. WA landlords not immune from new COVID-19 legislation  The Commercial Tenancies (Covid-19 Response) Act is now in force, imposing a six-month moratorium commencing on 30 March 2020 for evictions and a freeze on rent increases – and more changes are planned.  Article, 24 Apr 2020
  14. 14. NSW now allows signatures to be witnessed via audio-visual link  NSW has become the first Australian jurisdiction to pass new laws and regulations to facilitate the witnessing of signatures via audio visual link during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Article, 22 Apr 2020
  15. 15. ATO releases guidelines for employees claiming deductions for "working from home" expenses due to COVID-19  The ATO Guidelines set out a new and temporary method to calculate deductible working from home expenses for the period from 1 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.  Article, 20 Apr 2020
  16. 16. COVID-19 update: PDS considerations for product issuers and ASIC relief  In light of the economic impact caused by COVID-19, issuers of financial products should be vigilant in ensuring that disclosures in PDSs remain up to date – and posting updated information on their website may not be an available option.  Article, 16 Apr 2020
  17. 17. COVID-19: APRA and ASIC provide advice to superannuation trustees in joint letter  APRA and ASIC say that liquidity must be a top priority for superannuation trustees.  Article, 16 Apr 2020
  18. 18. Force majeure and the new (ab)normal: business resilience into the future  Businesses should review their existing force majeure clauses and existing supply chains with a view to building resilience into their practices to address future shifts in what is considered normal and "beyond the reasonable control of a party" under force majeure clauses.  Article, 16 Apr 2020
  19. 19. Hitting fast-forward on government procurement processes in the COVID-19 pandemic environment  Although fast-track procedures are available, the Commonwealth's interests still must be protected and each procurement achieve value for money in accordance with the CPRs.  Article, 16 Apr 2020
  20. 20. Is your organisation moving fast to respond to COVID-19 from a privacy law perspective?  The Office of the Australian Information's new guidance sets out three key points for organisations grappling with new privacy issues arising from COVID-19.  Article, 16 Apr 2020
  21. 21. New agency to drive disaster preparedness and recovery in NSW  The new agency will focus on developing and implementing systems to avoid disasters where possible, and to deal with the critical steps before and after those disasters which do occur.  Article, 16 Apr 2020
  22. 22. Costs and possibly travel relief for WA tenement holders and the mining sector in response to COVID-19   Holders of mining tenements in Western Australia have been thrown a potential lifeline from the State Government in respect of their expenditure obligations under the Mining Act 1978 (WA).  Article, 8 Apr 2020
  23. 23. Federal Parliament passes legislation meaning JobKeeper payments will soon flow  In an emergency sitting tonight, the Commonwealth Parliament is likely to pass a raft of measures paving the way for the JobKeeper payments to flow.  Article, 8 Apr 2020
  24. 24. Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies released  The much-vaunted National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial leasing was released by the Prime Minister on 7 April 2020.  Article, 8 Apr 2020
  25. 25. No time to hibernate as NSW Government moves to maintain development during the pandemic  Public and private sector developments are starting to benefit from major initiatives which the NSW Government has announced in an effort to maintain economic activity through development projects.  Article, 8 Apr 2020