COVID-19: a guide to Australia’s main legal changes for sporting organisations
The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and will continue to have, a major impact on sport in Australia. Competitions and events have been cancelled or postponed; revenue streams and commercial arrangements have been disrupted; and participation in and attendance at sporting events has ceased.
In response to the pandemic, the Commonwealth and State governments and other relevant authorities have announced important amendments to various laws. The changes affect a wide variety of areas and many of the changes have important consequences for the operations and legal obligations of Australian sporting organisations.
This articles summaries some of the key recent legal changes which are relevant to Australian sporting organisations. Specifically, it looks at:
- Government directions
- JobKeeper program
- Changes to employment law
- Conduct of general meetings
- Creditors, debts and directors
- Landlords and tenants
Continue reading this article...
Already a member? Sign in
Get access to all of the expert analysis and commentary at LawInSport including articles, webinars, conference videos and podcast transcripts. Find out more here.
- Tags: Australia | Australian Securities and Investments Commission | Australian Taxation Office | Coronavirus | COVID-19 | Fair Work Act 2009 | Governance | JobKeeper program | Regulation | Tax
- COVID-19: practical guidance for those affected by cancelled sports events in Germany
- COVID-19: how is esports coping compared to traditional sports?
- COVID-19: a legal perspective on FIFA’s guiding principles for national football associations
- COVID-19: the impact of postponing or cancelling sports events in India
Mark has a broad range of experience in corporate and commercial practice areas, with a particular focus on the sports and media industries.
Martin practices commercial law with extensive experience in contracts and commercial litigation. Martin focuses on corporate, commercial, regulatory and private clients, with particular expertise in the sports and media sectors.