Category: COVID-19

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POSTED: 14 Apr 2020
Legislation has recently been amended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist local Council’s through these difficult times. On 25 March 2020, the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (NSW) (“the Emergency Measures Act”) commenced and made a number of unprecedented amendments to the Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (“EP&A Act”) and Local Government Act 1993 (“LG Act 1993”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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POSTED: 09 Apr 2020
Are you covered under the Workers Compensation Legislation if you contract the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? The answer to that question depends firstly on whether Coronavirus is an injury and secondly, whether it is related to work.
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POSTED: 09 Apr 2020
On 7 April 2020 the Federal Government announced the introduction of the Mandatory Code of Conduct (Code) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Code imposes a set of good faith leasing principles for negotiations between Landlords and Tenants which will apply to commercial tenancies (including retail, office and industrial leases), where the Tenant is an eligible business for the purposes of the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper stimulus package.
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POSTED: 07 Apr 2020
Marsdens Law Group has been committed to servicing the legal needs of the Macarthur community for more than 50 years. As we have always done, Marsdens is committed to continuing this service during the COVID-19 health crisis.
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POSTED: 07 Apr 2020
A Regulation has been made giving effect to previous law changes allowing for the early release on parole of certain inmates. The changes mean that certain classes of inmate can be released if it is considered necessary to do so because of the risk to public health or the order and security of correctional facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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POSTED: 06 Apr 2020
To protect everyone’s health and safety, the majority of parenting cases are being dealt with by telephone or by video conferencing. The Courts are doing their best to triage new matters and to progress ongoing ones, in extraordinary circumstances.
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POSTED: 03 Apr 2020
The Federal Government, on 30 March 2020, announced the introduction of the JobKeeper stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The package aims to help out eligible struggling businesses, by assisting with the wage bill for employees.
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POSTED: 02 Apr 2020
On 2 April 2020 the Australian Government announced a new Relief Package. From Monday 6 April 2020, weekly payments will be made directly to the service instead of the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional Child Care Subsidy which were previously available. This is designed to keep services running.
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POSTED: 31 Mar 2020
Under new powers granted last week, Police can now issue infringement notices of $1,000.00 for individuals and $5,000.00 for corporations in NSW that breach COVID-19 Directions such as social distancing and isolation requirements or restrictions on public gatherings. This is in addition to the existing offences that can result in fines of up to $11,000.00 (plus a further $5,500.00 per day for a continuing offence) and jail sentences of up to six months for individuals, and fines of up to $55,000.00 (plus $27,500.00 per day for a continuing offence) for corporations.
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POSTED: 31 Mar 2020
The world as we know it is changing as COVID 19 affects every aspect of our day to day lives. As the media coverage shows, it is affecting everyone globally and it is not clear on when things will get back to the way of life as we know it, if it all.
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