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Federal Government finalises Commercial Tenancies Code- What does this mean for Landlords and Tenants?

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced that national cabinet agreed to a mandatory Commercial Tenancies Code for commercial and retail leases. The code will be legislated and regulated in each State and Territory and will be subject to binding mediation. Who does the mandatory code apply to? Tenancies where the landlord or tenant is eligible for…

A message from the MST Employment Law Team

Whether your business has gone into “hibernation”, is operating at reduced capacity or seeing an increase in activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic, you will need some template communications for your employees. Our suite of template letters might help you to avoid the next employee dispute. Our suite of template letters including the following:  Letter to…

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…