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New Anti-Phoenixing Provisions Introduced by Commonwealth Parliament

By Krisha Reddy, Law Clerk and Alicia Hill, Principal, MST Lawyers On 17 February 2020 the new Treasury Law Amendments (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (Cth) (Act) was given royal assent. The Act amends the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) and various GST and Tax Acts to increase the level of accountability of company…

New Emergency COVID-19 Leasing Laws

By Raynia Theodore, Principal, and Evelyn Marcou, Senior Associate The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 (COVID-19 Bill) has passed through the NSW State Parliament and was assented to on 25 March 2020. The Bill proposes amendments to a number of leasing laws, in particular the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (NSW) and the Retail…

Family Law Update | Autumn 2020

27 Mar 2020

By Amanda Graham, Principal Coronavirus (COVID-19)  and the Family Court The Family Court is following the advice of the Australian Government to minimise the spread of the virus in the community. If any person has travelled in areas affected by COVID-19 or developed any symptoms of the virus and has a matter before the court,…

The Coronavirus (COVID-19): How the Pandemic may affect contracting and businesses

Nicole Flory, Lawyer MST Lawyers, Evelyn Marcou, Senior Associate, MST Lawyers and  Philip Colman Principal, MST Lawyers, Raynia Theodore, Principal, MST Lawyers Introduction On 11 March 2020, in an unprecedented move, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, governments, businesses and other organisations alike are…