Announcements for BSP Lawyers

BSP Lawyers are pleased to announce the following from 1st July 2021:- Tim Wills is welcomed as a Director of the firm. Brett Taback will be appointed as a Principal Lawyer of the firm. Both long term employees of the business, Tim and Brett look forward to continuing to grow their practices in the property […]

Update: Lockdown Changes, Vaccinated Economy Trials and Vaccine Mandate

Changes to Regions in Lockdown There have been changes to the regions currently in lockdown since the evening on Friday 8 October.. Lockdown has lifted in Greater Shepparton and Moorabool Shire as of 11:59pm 8 October. Mitchell Shire and Mildura Rural City Council remain in lockdown, alongside metropolitan Melbourne. Vaccinated Economy Trials The Victorian Government […]

Update: Mandatory Vaccination Directions

The Victorian Government has released the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, which commence from 11:59pm on 7 October. A copy of these directions is attached. These Directions apply to most industries, including to all hospitality workers in both regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne. A full list of industries that these Directions apply to is contained […]

Update: Shepparton Lockdown and Construction Industry Grants

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced a snap seven day lockdown for the Shepparton LGA from 11:59pm last night. The announcement was made late yesterday evening as a result of rising cases in the area. The Victorian Government has today made the following announcements regarding business support for the construction industry. Business Costs Assistance Program – […]

Update: Moorabool Shire to Enter Lockdown, Mandatory Vaccination Requirements, Reopening of Construction Industry

The Victorian Government has today made the following announcements. Lockdown Announced in Moorabool Shire Moorabool Shire will enter a seven-day lockdown from 11:59pm tonight. The same rules will apply as those currently in place in metropolitan Melbourne, but there will be no curfew. Vaccination Requirements The Victorian Government has today announced mandatory vaccination requirements for […]

Update: Further Business Support Announced

The Victorian Government has today announced a package of grants for the next six weeks, to be jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. The grants comprise extensions and ‘top-ups’ of existing grant categories that have previously been provided, including the Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund. A press statement is attached with details of the […]

Update: Lockdown in City of LaTrobe, Phasing Out of Disaster Payments

The Victorian Government yesterday announced a snap lockdown for the City of LaTrobe. A press statement can be found here. From 11:59pm on Tuesday 28 September, restrictions in the City of LaTrobe will be the same as those in metropolitan Melbourne, excluding the curfew. Upcoming Changes to Disaster Payments for Individuals The Federal Government has […]

Update: Lockdown to End in City of Greater Geelong and Surf Coast Shire, Restrictions to Ease in Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne, Vaccinated Economy Trials to Commence

Over the weekend the Victorian Government has announced a modest easing of restrictions in both Regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne to take place from 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 September. These changes will occur as a result of 80% of Victorians having received this first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This was regarded as ‘Phase A’ […]

Update: Victorian Roadmap for easing restrictions

The Premier has today announced the details of the stages for easing restrictions across Victoria. Clearly, the speed of the reopening is slower than hospitality and entertainment industry were hoping for, and indoor capacity restrictions will remain even during the later stages.  That said, the resounding message from the State Government is that this easing […]

Update: Restrictions to ease in Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria, additional restrictions for the construction industry

In response to increasing rates of vaccination, the Victorian Government has today announced a modest easing of restrictions to occur from 11:59pm Friday 17 September, as well as changes to restrictions in the construction industry. A press statement and table of restrictions is attached. Changes to restrictions are as follows: Metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat From […]