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
Valuer and Retail Leases Update: Another Valuation set aside
In the decision of Steambrook Pty Ltd v Boulton (Building and Property)  VCAT 996, the rental determination issued on 2 July 2020 was set aside for not complying with section 37 of the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic). The...
21 September, 2021