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The Australian Government Solicitor ready-reckoner of the response of each state and Territory and the Commonwealth’s responses to the crisis

May 6, 2020

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Click to access Australian%20Jurisdictions%20responses%20to%20COVID-19-5May2020.pdf

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First observations about the new landlord and tenant regulations

May 2, 2020

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Well, the new Regulations contain a few surprises with some wins for each of landlords and tenants respectively. The Regulations broadly follow the scheme of the Code with a number of notable exceptions. Abi and my preliminary comments are set out below. First, as expected, the Regulations operate for the period 29 March 2020 to […]

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Victorian Regulations have been published…

May 1, 2020

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The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic) have just been published and are available here: Omnibus Regs Abi and I will write a summary shortly.

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Link to last week’s webinar

April 28, 2020

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For those who have not seen it but still want to, here is the link to last week’s webinar that Abilene Singh and I presented: https://www.greenslist.com.au/media/Coronavirus-and-Victorian-retail-and-commercial-tenancies Links to our slides and the Commonwealth Code are attached to the last couple of posts on this blog, which you should have to hand when viewing the webinar. […]

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NSW landlord and tenant regulations passed

April 27, 2020

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The New South Wales government has produced regulations to give effect to the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct for landlords and tenants. We have not yet see the Victorian equivalent and it is not clear whether Victoria’s regulations will follow a similar model or take a different approach.  However, it is already apparent that […]

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Webinar slides

April 24, 2020

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To add to my technical woes today, my PowerPoint slides did not attach to my last post. Here they are: COVID-19 webinar (24 April 2020) After the technophobic day that I have had, all I can say is … TGIF! Stay safe and keep practicing your social distancing, folks.

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Webinar update – thanks, apologies and spoiler alert!

April 24, 2020

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OK, so we had some technical problems in today’s webinar.  Thanks for those who attended and sorry we left you hanging on the line. We recorded the webinar and it is being edited.  We expect to post it in the next few days.  I will post a link when it is available. In the meantime, […]

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New emergency Act passed by Victorian Parliament

April 23, 2020

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The much-anticipated emergency measures Bill has been tabled in Victorian Parliament today to create legislation to give effect to the Code and was passed this afternoon. However, the Act is only ‘enabling legislation’, ie it is legislation that allows the creation of regulations that give effect to the Code, recently published by the National Cabinet. […]

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Webinar on 24 April 2020

April 21, 2020

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At 1:00pm on 24 April 2020, Abilene Singh and I will be presenting a webinar on the COVID-19 legislation that is expected to be debated before Victorian Parliament on Thursday, 23 April, and on related topics. For those interested in attending the webinar, the details are: Coronavirus and Victorian retail and commercial tenancies   This […]

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WA bills for commercial tenancies tabled

April 17, 2020

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Bills have been tabled before the Western Australian Parliament to enact the WA State Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with respect to commercial tenancies. The Bills are available here: https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/Bills.nsf/ED7097E743C7BC2D4825854C00102B97/$File/186-1.pdf https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Parliament/Bills.nsf/7CDCFDA8EE2BA09C4825854C00139362/$File/188-1.pdf  Highlights of the WA Bills are: It applies to small commercial tenants, which is defined by reference to other WA legislation.  It is […]

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