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RAT price control measures unclear and chasing the wrong people

The Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests) – Determination 2022 was introduced on 7 January 2022. The Determination is aimed at stopping price gouging on Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) which have become popular items across the community. The commentary around the subsidisation of the supply of RATs is […]

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Mandatory face masks reintroduced for indoor settings in the ACT

The ACT has reintroduced the requirement to wear a mask indoors amongst other changes to help keep the community safe from the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Since 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 December, mask wearing has once again become mandatory in indoor settings in the ACT including in Indoor Retail settings. Exceptions for mask usage can […]

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Will Omicron variant take us back to restrictions?

The impact of the Omicron COVID-19 variant is now starting to impact the ACT and NSW and other jurisdictions across Australia. Governments are facing pressure to roll back the easing of restrictions including those to do with mandatory face masks and the use of QR code check-ins. The use of face masks in shopping precincts […]

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A deadline looms – is your lease COVID-19 infected?

The NSW regulations governing retail leases and implementation of the National Code of Conduct for commercial/retail leases such as temporary protections against lock-out and terminations will cease on 13 January 2022. This means that if you wish to pursue a reduction in rent or other lease conditions and you have not yet provided the relevant […]

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