Year: 2020

COVID-19 – Temporary Relief for Cash Strapped Businesses

On 22 March 2020, in response to the debilitating effect of the COVID19 virus on businesses of varying sizes, the Federal Government announced its ‘Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses’ or to be precise the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020.  While only time will tell whether the temporary measures will in practice free… Read more

ACCC releases its 2020 enforcement priorities

Yesterday the ACCC released its enforcement priorities for the 2020 calendar year. The ACCC Chair, Rod Sims, in his speech at the annual Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) announcing the priorities, noted that ‘the pursuit of profit does not always promote the interest of Australian consumers’. On the back of the ACCC’s priorities in… Read more