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57 results for business continuity.
  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. 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