Retail and Commercial Leases in Western Australia – Legislative Responses to COVID-19

    View Author June 2020

    The National Code of Conduct (National Code) was announced by the National Cabinet on 7 April 2020 to provide principles for the granting of relief for small commercial (including retail) tenants suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal government left it to each Australian state to enact its own legislation implementing the National Code as it saw fit.