First meeting of creditors in an administration and its importance
The first meeting of creditors in an administration, although procedural, is still important. This was highlighted in the recent case of Bluechain Pty Ltd (No 2)  VSC 260. Facts The Court ordered that provisional liquidators be appointed to the company and...
25 October, 2021
Update on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination
On 15 October 2021, the Chief Health Officer (CHO) issued the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (No 3) (Directions) under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic). The Directions expand the workers-specific definitions under Schedule 1. This paper provides...
18 October, 2021
Can employers make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for staff?
There are many different issues raised by this question so there is no ‘one size fits all’ answer. Guidance on mandating COVID-19 vaccinations from the Fair Work Ombudsman and Safe Work Australia has evolved considerably and we expect that to...
11 October, 2021
Statutory demands and proving solvency
The recent Victorian Supreme Court case is a reminder of the high threshold required to prove solvency when faced with a statutory demand.
8 October, 2021