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Workplace COVID-19 regular wrap-up - 22 July 2020

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JobKeeper has been extended to March 2021, albeit in a revised format. Here's a helpful infographic summarising the key changes to JobKeeper's payment system and the amounts paid.


Dreamworld's parent company Ardent Leisure faces three charges over 2016 fatal ride accident

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Ardent Leisure could face significant fines totalling a maximum of $4.5 million. The Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor has confirmed no further changes will be laid in this matter.


Four new Sparkes partners announced

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Congratulations to four exceptional lawyers from our Government and Commercial Insurance teams who joined our partnership this July.


Workplace Podcast #4 - The Evolving Workplace - 13 July 2020

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In this fourth podcast, Partners Luke Holland and Catherine Wilkinson discuss employment issues on the horizon for the workplace as we look to the new normal post COVID-19 hibernation.


Let's celebrate! Sparke Helmore announces 24 lawyer promotions

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We're proud to announce that we have 10 Special Counsel and 14 Senior Associate promotions, effective 1 July 2020.


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Sparke Helmore proud to be recognised as Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (2018/19 and 2019/20)

Sparke Helmore Lawyers has been recognised two years running as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). Click here to read more.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 870 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.