Regulations introduced in NSW have provided a new exemption to working with children checks, permitting persons to work with children while their application is pending where certain requirements are met.
NSW has implemented emergency legislative measures in response to COVID-19, giving the NSW Government powers in areas including child protection, land development and the public, private and mental health sectors. Read on to find out if these powers will affect your organisation.
Given the employment law considerations peculiar to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, our solicitor, Ben Schwarer, summarises in this article some of the options available to the many health sector organisations whose operations have been adversely impacted by COVID-19 and who may need to take action to ensure the viability of their business.
The Victorian government has introduced a series of temporary measures to address urgent COVID-19 issues, including a moratorium on rent increases, modifications to WorkCover payments and changes to nurse to patient ratios. Read on to see if these measures impact your organisation.
Significant sections of the Children’s Guardian Act 2019 (NSW) commenced on 1 March 2020, enlivening important reportable conduct duties. Read on to see if these apply to your organisation and what you need to do to satisfy the reporting requirements.
New conditions of registration have been introduced for NDIS providers, requiring notification of certain changes and events. Read on to find out the notification requirements applicable to your organisation and how to report these changes and events.
The recently passed Human Rights Act imposes new obligations on prescribed public entities to ensure that human rights are considered during their decision-making process. Read on to find out if these apply to your organisation.
In this Special Notification, our Senior Associate Giovanni Marino examines guidelines issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) which provides direction on the handling of personal information in the workplace in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this Special Notification, our Senior Associate Giovanni Marino examines the impact of Covid-19 on commercial contracts. Specifically, Giovanni looks at the remedies which are available if a contracting party is unable to perform the contract terms.