JobKeeper 2.0 Is Go!
After 6 months of the JobKeeper scheme (JobKeeper 1.0), the extension to the scheme – labelled JobKeeper 2.0, begins and runs until 28 March 2021. We summarise the main elements of, and qualification requirements for, JobKeeper 2.0. JobKeeper 2.0 picks up many elements from JobKeeper 1.0 that we summarised here. Read More.
Victorian Bar expresses concern about COVID-19 Omnibus Bill
The Victorian Bar has raised concerns about the criteria for appointment and scope of power of authorised officers as part of the proposed amendments to the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 made by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020. In a statement, the Bar said it has expressed its concerns to Attorney-General Jill Hennessy that the “broad and generic” criteria by which authorised officers may be appointed could potentially open the door for “untrained and unprofessional” individuals. Read More
The Pandemic Plutocrats: How Covid Is Creating New Fintech Billionaires
Stay-at-home consumers and stimulus checks have been a boon for online installment financing, digital banks and day trading. Read More.
South Australia passes laws banning single-use plastic
South Australia will be the first state in the country to ban single-use plastics after new laws passed parliament. The new rules, which come into effect next year, mean the sale, supply and distribution of plastic straws, cutlery and coffee stirrers will be stopped. Read More
Law Society welcomes first female president, vice-president’s executive team in 87 years
For the first time since 1933, the ACT Law Society has announced its new executive committee will be led by a female president and vice-presidents. On Thursday, 24 September, the ACT Law Society announced a new executive committee, headed up by new president Elizabeth Carroll and vice-presidents Sarah Avery and Farzana Choudhry. For the first time since its formation in 1933, the Law Society has appointed three women to the top of the executive committee, hailing in a new era in female leadership. Read More