Rent relief and insolvency relief to continue till 31 December 2020. Will this create a problem for our economy?
Some of the significant COVID-19 government relief packages were due to end on 29 September 2020, both the federal and WA governments have decided to continue relief packages till 31 December 2020. Is this a problem for our economy on a longer term view? Both the commercial tenancies and residential...Read More
Warning to Home-builder applicants, don’t get caught out of time!
People seeking to avail themselves of the $25,000 Commonwealth Government Home-builder grant must be wary of timing pitfalls. Whilst the grant sounds like a great policy to stimulate the construction sector, it has extensive criteria that must be satisfied to obtain it. We will explore some of those issues in...Read More
Starting a new business? Here’s why you need a commercial lawyer
Thinking of starting a business? Especially in this ever-changing age of COVID-19, the sparks of inspiration that pave the way to becoming a business owner are kaleidoscopically diverse: like many Australians, you may have suddenly found yourself without a steady income; you may have found you loved working from home...Read More
Australian Consumer Law (ACL): what businesses need to know
Running a business is exciting, but comes with risk, and many businesses struggle to understand their legal rights and obligations. Australian businesses must understand how consumer laws affect their businesses: whether you’re working with customers or businesses, providing services or selling goods. Penalties for breaches have increased in recent years,...Read More