News & Blog

Legal perspectives from our expert lawyers

Latest insights

Clear filters
Corporate Advisory

UPDATE: Changes to the COVID-19 insolvency and bankruptcy protections

In March 2020, the Australian Government introduced a suite of changes to the federal insolvency and bankruptcy laws in response to the economic impact of COVID-19. These measures were initially implemented for a six-month period and included increas...

Published by Foez Dewan
12 January, 2021
Corporate Advisory

NSW Government announces $83 million Planning Reform Action Plan

In the next stage of the Government's planning reforms in response to COVID19, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an $83 million Planning Reform Action Plan.  From faster DA assessments to a new class of appeals to the Land and Environment ...

Published by McCabes News
22 July, 2020
Corporate Advisory

Proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: COVID-19 Response & removal of termination date

A bill was introduced to the Parliament of Western Australia on 24 June 2020 that seeks to amend the WA Act, entitled the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020.   COVID-19 Respo...

Published by Justin Dyson
3 July, 2020
Corporate Advisory

NSW Government buys time on development – Lapsing periods, existing use abandonment and appeal rights extended in response to COVID-19

On 13 May 2020, the NSW Government passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures—Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 (the Bill).  The Bill introduces several new amendments to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 19...

Published by McCabes News
25 May, 2020
Corporate Advisory

Supercharging your priorities – How to protect your security interests under the Purchase Money Security Interest regime

In the current climate, it is more important than ever to ensure that you take all the steps you can to protect your business assets.   Your business may have the benefit of a security interest in its goods if it is engaged in hire purchase ar...

Published by Chiara Rawlins
27 April, 2020
Corporate Advisory

ACCC’s COVID-19 Taskforce – Seller beware

In an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Australian and state governments have implemented a number of restrictions on the operations of Australian businesses. In these challenging times, it is important for both businesses and individuals to...

Published by Chiara Rawlins
26 April, 2020
Corporate Advisory

COVID-19: New regulations allow legal documents to be signed and witnessed electronically

The Electronic Transactions Amendment (COVID-19 Witnessing of Documents) Regulation 2020 (NSW) (The Regulations) came into effect on 22 April 2020. It provides clarity on how certain documents can be witnessed via audio visu...

Published by Terry McCabe
22 April, 2020
Corporate Advisory

Working-from-home injuries and COVID-19: New questions, old answers

Is a working-from-home injury (or even death) compensable under the workers compensation scheme? The Court of Appeal has examined these issues in the following case.   Author:

Published by Michael Poulos
6 April, 2020
Corporate Advisory

The show must go on – NSW announces Planning System Acceleration Program in response to COVID-19

With the ambition to "keep our economy moving", the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Honourable Minister Rob Stokes, has today announced a program to fast-track the planning system and keep construction booming in NSW.   While the ...

Published by McCabes News
3 April, 2020

Get the latest news direct to your inbox

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
e.g. legal insights, firm news, divisional updates, etc