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UPDATE: Face Masks in Victoria: What are the Employer’s Responsibilities?

We recently discussed the Victorian Government’s recommendation to wear face masks and the responsibility of employers. The Victorian Government announced that, from 11:59pm on Wednesday 22 July, face coverings will be mandatory for those leaving their home in metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire. Fines for individuals not wearing a face covering outside their home is … Read More

Section 144 of the National Credit Code – Novated Leases & the PPSA

Summary This paper examines the implications of the National Credit Code (“Code”) for the financing of insurance over property that is the subject of a novated lease. Section 144 of the Code prohibits a credit provider knowingly financing insurance of more than one year’s term over property that is mortgaged to repay that finance. This … Read More

The Personal Property Securities Act – ASIC Migrated Charges

Since the Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) became operational at the end of January, 2012, there have been a number of issues that have arisen in relation to this important new legalisation. Understandably with any new system, accessibility and performance may be a challenge. The issue of ASIC migrated charges (now known as security interests … Read More

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