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Super Alert – 21 August 2020

Welcome to this week’s issue of the KHQ Super Alert. ASIC commenced several proceedings against AFS licensees this week, including an interesting proceeding alleging failure of duties because of inadequate cybersecurity. Also, the AAT determined a case concerning grandfathered account-based pensions. ASIC – Federal Court proceedings commenced On 21 August 2020, ASIC announced that it … Read more

Redundancy – Court rules on ‘ordinary and customary turnover of labour’ exception

In a significant decision, Rares and Collier JJ (with whom Rangiah J “broadly” agreed) have held in the case of Berkeley Challenge Pty Ltd v United Voice [2020] FCAFC 113 (Decision) (available here) that long-standing employees dismissed when long-standing contracts that had been the basis for the work that they were employed to do ended … Read more

Super Alert – 14 August 2020

Welcome to this week’s issue of the KHQ Super Alert. The most notable development was APRA’s announcement regarding its recommencement of policy reforms. APRA – prudential policy program to recommence On 10 August 2020, APRA announced that it will ‘recommence public consultations on select policy reforms and begin a phased resumption of the issuing of … Read more

Urgent family law applications during Stage 4

The introduction of stage 4 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne continues to present unprecedented challenges for parents and carers navigating parenting arrangements. While “shared custody arrangements”, whether informal or court-ordered, is permitted under the current restrictions, issues may arise beyond the control of either party that prevent a child from continuing to spend time with the … Read more

Parenting arrangements in stage 4 lock down

Yesterday, Daniel Andrews declared a State of Disaster in Victoria, with Melbourne moving to stage 4 restrictions and the rest of the state to stage 3, to try and contain the spread of COVID-19.  The most significant restrictions include: The implementation of a curfew from 8pm to 5am (which came into effect yesterday). During those times, … Read more