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The COVID-19 Vaccination Update – Can you mandate the COVID-19 vaccine at your workplace?

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia gains momentum, with more than 30% of people over the age of 16 fully vaccinated,[1] businesses are asking whether it’s possible to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. In jurisdictions where workplace manslaughter offences operate, there are issues to consider in respect of both mandating the vaccine … Read more

Super Alert – 10 September 2021

Welcome to the latest issue of the KHQ Super Alert which provides an overview of this week’s superannuation developments. This week, ASIC published its regular enforcement update, as well as guidance in relation to compliance with the new breach reporting obligations. APRA announced that its new data collection solution, APRA Connect will go live next … Read more

Can I be forced to vaccinate my children?

With vaccinations being encouraged for adults in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and infections spreading into younger age groups, what are your obligations in relation to your children – should you vaccinate them? This issue becomes more complex in circumstances where parents are separated and cannot agree. What the law says Pursuant to section … 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

Making reasonable Jobkeeper directions – employer lessons from TWU v Prosegur

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld an appeal by the Transport Workers’ Union on Monday quashing an earlier decision of the Fair Work Commission that the employer Prosegur Australia Pty Limited’s Jobkeeper directions were reasonable. This decision provides the first Full Bench authority on the reasonableness test required by s. 789GK of … Read more