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Continuous disclosure during COVID-19: shining the spotlight on earnings and debt
Insight 06 Apr 2020

In its latest compliance update, ASX reiterated that entities in financial difficulty (including with respect to their debt arrangements) will receive no special treatment. On earnings guidance, it was acknowledged that many listed entities have taken the opportunity to withdraw guidance issued before the outbreak of COVID-19. ASX also strongly encouraged entities to review their published guidance in light of COVID-19 and to either update it if it was not current or withdraw it in this highly uncertain climate. ...

Nucleus corporate law developments: rapid legal and regulatory responses to COVID-19; ASIC consults on pre-IPO relief for voluntary escrow and pre-disclosure communications; ACCC outlines enforcement priorities for 2020; and other corporate law developments
Insight 06 Apr 2020

Rapid legal and regulatory responses to COVID-19; ASIC consults on pre-IPO relief for voluntary escrow and pre-disclosure communications; ASX compliance update; FIRB flags potential fee refunds for COVID-19 application withdrawals; and ACCC outlines enforcement priorities for 2020 and permits coordination to respond to COVID-19. ...

Retail banking and responsible lending during COVID-19
Insight 06 Apr 2020

The sudden and unknown nature of COVID-19 has triggered a global economic shock, and disrupted Australia's economy. As we enter a national state of economic 'hibernation', banks and lenders are ...

Resources sector regulation – the Productivity Commission's call for reform
Insight 03 Apr 2020

The Productivity Commission has released its draft report on resources sector regulation and, if implemented, its recommendations have important implications for the sector. In particular, the repo ...

Raising equity in a COVID-19 environment
Insight 02 Apr 2020

This Insight: provides commentary on matters Boards, supported by management, may wish to consider in raising equity; makes some observations about what we are seeing in the market to date or expect to see; and outlines some of the recent regulatory changes in light of COVID-19. ...

Toksave – PNG regulatory update: Covid-19 and state of emergency in PNG; Income Tax Act rewrite; Kumul submarine cable network and other developments
Insight 02 Apr 2020

First case of Covid-19 and state of emergency announced in PNG; significant proposed changes to Income Tax Act; Phase 2 of Kumul submarine cable network project initiated; and new tariffs and servi ...

Joint ASIC and APRA letter to superannuation trustees, on the impact of COVID-19
Insight 02 Apr 2020

It has been a week since we published our first article on the impact of COVID-19 on superannuation. Since then, we have continued to witness (from home) the turmoil caused by the virus, both in ...

COVID-19: a work health and safety perspective
Insight 01 Apr 2020

The progression of COVID-19 continues at pace and businesses are facing an array of challenges and difficult decisions. While there are a number of issues for businesses to work through at this time, this article touches on the key work health and safety (WHS) duties employers need to be aware of. ...

COVID-19: Government planning to subsidise wages
Insight 01 Apr 2020

The Federal Government announced on 30 March 2020 a wage subsidy in the form of a Job Keeper Payment to assist businesses and employees as part of its third economic stimulus package, 'business hibernation' COVID-19 response. ...

Hospitality Industry Award varied to include COVID-19 flexibility schedule
Insight 01 Apr 2020

On 24 March 2020, the Fair Work Commission varied the Hospitality Industry (General) Award to introduce temporary changes in response to COVID-19, following government orders to shut down various parts of the hospitality industry. The changes to the Hospitality Award allow employers to require employees to perform other duties, including to perform work across classifications, provided it is safe to do so and the employee has the necessary license and qualifications. ...

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