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  1. 1. It's time to give your whistleblowing program a COVID-19 refresh  The COVID-19 pandemic has given whistleblowers greater scope to make complaints, while at the same time creating practical impediments to the effectiveness of whistleblower programs, so you should review your policies and processes – or risk a mismanaged whistleblower issue snowballing into reputational and financial damage.  Article, 17 Aug 2020
  2. 2. Virtual shareholder meetings during COVID-19: are they here to stay?  We take a look at trends in shareholder meetings as a result of ASIC's determination permitting virtual meetings in response to COVID-19.  Article, 17 Aug 2020
  3. 3. Data breaches during COVID-19: Insights and best practice tips from the OAIC  The Privacy Commissioner's report is a timely reminder for organisations and agencies to review the privacy impact of any business practices changed in response to COVID-19, and assess and address any associated privacy risks.  Article, 6 Aug 2020
  4. 4. Webinar: COVID-19 and the not-for-profit sector  Join David Hillard, Hilary Searing and Oshie Fagir as they explore some of the challenges, opportunities and potential exposure for those involved in the leadership of not-for-profit organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Video, 5 Aug 2020
  5. 5. Victoria to mandate face coverings - what does this mean for PCBUs across Australia?  The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has announced that people living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire will be required to wear a face covering when leaving their houses, effective from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 July 2020, with an inspection and enforcement blitz by WorkSafe, Emergency Management Victoria and Victoria Police to follow. Other States may be looking at doing something similar.  Article, 21 Jul 2020
  6. 6. Webinar: Do your existing insurances cover business interruption losses arising from COVID-19?  Join Lucy, Fred and Chris as they discuss whether your existing insurances cover business interruption losses arising from Covid-19.  Video, 14 Jul 2020
  7. 7. COVID-19 planning modifications in Queensland  Requirements which apply to public notification of development applications, including those in priority development areas, and public access to documents have been temporarily modified in response to the COVID-19 emergency.  Article, 9 Jul 2020
  8. 8. Appearing in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal during COVID-19  The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the introduction of Special Measures Practice Directions in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, shifting the hearing process to a virtual setting and introducing temporary changes to practice and procedure.  Article, 25 Jun 2020
  9. 9. The race for the COVID-19 vaccine and patents: Do we need a temporary lockdown?  Australian patent law already contains mechanisms to enable "special access" to patented pharmaceuticals and other technologies, including (perhaps especially) in times like this.  Article, 25 Jun 2020
  10. 10. Procurement of public construction works and services in Victoria in response to COVID-19  Victorian agencies may be permitted to use a “Limited Tender” process in certain circumstances to rapidly procure construction works or services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Article, 11 Jun 2020
  11. 11. Greater clarity for Queensland landlords and tenants: the long-awaited COVID-19 Regulation is now in force   Queensland's commercial and retail landlords and tenants can now start negotiating COVID-19 related variations of lease with greater certainty and clarity.  Article, 29 May 2020
  12. 12. COVID-19 temporary changes to continuous disclosure provisions for listed entities   The Treasurer announced on 25 May 2020 the Federal Government will temporarily amend the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) such that an entity will only be liable for breach of those provisions if it fails to update the market with information which it knew was price sensitive or if it was reckless or negligent with respect to whether that information was price sensitive.  Article, 27 May 2020
  13. 13. COVID-19: Can I temperature test my workers?  Employers may implement temperature testing, however, they must be mindful of the limitations as a control measure, as well as taking into account employee privacy concerns.  Article, 18 May 2020
  14. 14. National COVID-19 Safe Workplace Principles and Industry-specific Guidelines  The Principles require businesses to take proactive steps in ensuring the workplace is a healthy and safe working environment for every person.  Article, 18 May 2020
  15. 15. NSW Councils and COVID-19: New amendments to assist local governments   Most of the changes are temporary to assist Councils and constituents, but electronic notices will be permanent.  Article, 14 May 2020
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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.  Article, 30 Apr 2020
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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