Coronavirus disease [COVID-19🦠] Pandemic -> Smart List

Coronavirus disease [COVID-19🦠] Pandemic -> Smart List

Curated links to help get us all through the pandemic [Covid info, available grants, Gov. apps, remote working survival kit, info for employers+]. Cover image courtesy of Sharon McCutcheon: Unsplash

Force Majeure Clauses & Frustration: Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Wake-Up Call

How confident are you that your existing or contemplated contracts will be enforceable in light of unexpected events such as the COVID-19 pandemic? This article is a timely deep dive into the history and development of the common law precedents guiding interpretation and enforceability of force majeure clauses.

COVID-19 Safe Solutions for witnessing Wills & other key documents in Australia

In this article we: ➲ Provide a warning about what could go wrong! ➲ Strongly recommend practical alternatives such as “Will through a window!” if witnesses can witness in a COVID-Safe manner, and ➲ Broadly outline the current Australian legislative response temporarily enabling remote AVL witnessing in some jurisdictions.

Travel restrictions violate international law

From China's lockdown of the city of Wuhan ([ 1 ][1]) to U.S. restrictions on travelers from Europe ([ 2 ][2]) to border closures across a widening range of countries ([ 3 ][3]), governments are increasingly seeking to limit freedom of movement in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These travel restrictions have slowed, but not halted, the spread of the pandemic (“The effect of travel restrictions on the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” M. Chinazzi et al. , Research Articles, published online 6 March, p. eaba9757). However, the necessity and benefits of this public health response are outweighed by its violation of international law. Under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), binding on all World Health Organization (WHO) member states, health measures “shall not be more restrictive of international traffic and not more invasive or intrusive to persons than reasonably available alternatives” [([ 4 ][4]), art. 43]. Given the effectiveness of community-based public health measures such as social distancing ([ 5 ][5]) and contact tracing ([ 6 ][6]), the necessity of travel bans must be weighed against less restrictive a

Reasonable and appropriate: restrictions on our rights to cross interstate borders

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, most of the Australian States and one Territory closed their borders to people from other States. The two states with the highest number of cases, NSW and Victoria, did not close their borders. The ACT also did not close its border.


Pet-friendly buildings -> Smart List

Proposed New Section 137B Keeping of animals (1) A by-law has no force or effect to the extent that it purports to unreasonably prohibit the keeping of an animal on a lot.

Singularity U -> Weekly COVID-19 Update [every Wed 5:30 pm, Online]

The most reliable information on developments in the economy, business, research and virology of C-19 and its impact globally and locally.

Rent Relief Documentation [Self-Managed Super Fund Landlord]

➲ Rent Relief Documentation [4 SMSF Landlords] to document the request from the lessor for rental relief [5 different options are available to suit the circumstances] the consideration of the trustees in relation to the rental relief, and the trustee resolution to grant the relief. An explanatory memorandum is also included.

Early access to Self-Managed Super Fund as a result of COVID-19 [Free]

➲ Early Access to Self-Managed Super Fund as a result of COVID-19 [compatible with any Super Fund Trust Deed as long as the Deed provides for the early release of funds on compassionate grounds] ➲ Application Process: To apply for the early release of their superannuation benefits, whether as a member of an SMSF or a Public Offer Fund, the member is first required to complete an application to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) through their myGov account, and wait to obtain the ATO Determination.

Legal Assistance for Individuals | What you will find on this page: Free document generators 1. Letter requesting hardship assistance; 2. Letter requesting Refund more …

In challenging times: we work together 🤝. These are challenging times for many. Apart from the clear health impacts of the current situation, many have now lost employment and are facing financial hardship. The purpose of this page is to provide information for individuals who have been affected by COVID-19.

The Post-COVID-19 Story You Need To Write Tomorrow

To shape a new collective narrative, we must let go of our old stories first. The stories we tell ? each other, the world, ourselves ? are powerful.

Florence Guild Conversation 8th April 2020

As we live through unprecedented times it is easy to get caught up in the endless messages of doom and gloom covered within the media, plastered across our social channels and seen with our own two eyes as we look out of our windows onto the deserted streets below.

Freelancer Seminar Series: What can we expect from Coronavirus? |

How the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is unfolding, what we can expect in the days ahead and what governments must do now to contain the spread

Corona Yoga | Sammy J S3 (ep9)

It’s a troubling time - let’s catch the latest flow. #SammyJ Biting, bite-sized comedy as Sammy J and his team of troublemakers tackle the news of the week. ...

Finding Justices of the Peace (J.P's) in NSW amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

Justices of the Peace are still serving the NSW community, however services are changing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of scheduled JP services are no longer operational. This may include services at your local council, court, library, chemist, post office or police station. If you need Justice of the Peace services, please call ahead to the JP or scheduled JP service desk before you visit. Please contact JPs at a reasonable time (between 8am and 6pm) and ask the JP when and where they are available. You can still find a JP using the online JP Public Register or the scheduled services list on the Justice of the Peace websiteopens in new window. It is not unreasonable for JPs to refuse to provide their services if their health is at-risk or they are unwell.

Coronavirus and the justice system: Updates as they happen

The justice system is reacting quickly to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the outbreak has little effect on the legal profession and their clients, including new processes to courts and innovative working practices. To avoid confusion, Lawyers Weekly has compiled the updates, information and commentary in one place – as they happen.

Seeking mental wellbeing help and support | The Law Society of NSW

Support for solicitors. It takes courage to acknowledge that you are experiencing difficulties with your mental wellbeing and need support. The Law Society is here to support you by providing different routes by which you can access psychological support, both in the immediate term and ongoing.

MoJ could temporarily relax the rules on two witnesses being present as UK self-isolates | The Guardian

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a large rise in the number of people making or updating their wills, said Emily Deane, technical counsel at Step. We are hopeful that the Ministry of Justice will implement temporary legislative measures to faci...


Phase II of #makelawbetter: create a database of legal innovators who bring experience, expertise, and energy to the current coronavirus crisis.

Harvard Business Review -> Free Special Coverage: Coronavirus [Leading and working through a pandemic].

Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership, for global leaders from the world's best business and management experts.


Links to Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance in Australia

When you can't afford a lawyer these links to legal assistance organisations + their publications can help.

Cashflow Survival Guide - SME Article by Michael Da Gama Pinto on LinkedIn

Cashflow tips to survive the upcoming month Dear small and medium business owners, I'm so sorry you are facing this moment in time, and as lonely as it may feel, I want you to know you are not alone. Everyone is rooting for you to survive this.

Remote Courts

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and courts around the world are closing, this website is designed to help the global community of justice workers - judges, lawyers, court officials, litigants, court technologists - to share their experiences of 'remote' alternatives to traditional court hearings.

World Health Organisation (WHO) -> Coronavirus

On 31 December 2019, WHO was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. WHO is closely monitoring this event and is in active communication with counterparts in China. In line with standard protocols for any public health event, an incident management system has been activated across the three levels of WHO.

🆓⚖️clause generator -> Force majeure (unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract) -> like [🦠Covid-19]

Intended to help businesses (and their legal advisers) adjust and renegotiate their force majeure clauses, especially in light of the disruption caused by COVID-19. You can copy and adapt the content. Brought to you by - next-generation contract automation.

The Australian Government and banking institutions have united to assist small businesses weather economic uncertainty.

This live document will monitor and track all of the grants, tax breaks and assistance packages available to Australian Small Business. *Authors note* This document is prepared by the team at [SBO.Financial](http://sbo.Financial) and is for the benefit of Australian small businesses. Please use it as necessary.

Coronavirus Update (Live): 722,196 Cases and 33,976 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer

Live statistics and coronavirus news tracking the number of confirmed cases, recovered patients, and death toll by country due to the COVID 19 coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Coronavirus counter with new cases, historical data, and info. Daily charts, graphs, news and updates

Info Hub COVID-19

Here you'll find expert, curated news, business updates and research materials to keep you on top of the current pandemic crisis. This dedicated site will provide insights on legal and emerging legislative issues, answer your questions on business continuity and much more.All resources in this site are free to access.

Coronavirus: Talks ongoing over wills witness requirements

Law Society and Ministry of Justice discuss probate legislation to address current distancing issues.

Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in our lending library by creating a National Emergency Library to serve the nation's displaced learners.

COVID-19: Australia's new app, WhatsApp chat, and telehealth launch | ZDNet

As social distancing rules have tightened, the Australian government has launched a coronavirus information app and WhatsApp chat feature, and made telehealth services available country-wide.

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