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October 22, 2009
 CSR LTD v AMACA PTY LTD [2009] NSWCA 338 The appeal by CSR Limited and Midalco Pty Limited was upheld against Amaca Pty Limited, in respect of a cross claim by Amaca for damages paid to Mrs Belinda Dunn, who was exposed to crocidolite asbestos when she was aged 3 – 4. The issue in dispute...
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This Bill was introduced on 21 October 2009 by The Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations, Julia Gillard. The aim is to end the overlap between the State and Federal workplaces. Queensland has agreed in principle subject to some unresolved issues. The time frame intended for commencement is 1 January 2010. Brisbane Barrister – David...
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Michael Wilson and Partners Limited v Robert Colin Nicholls & Ors [2009] NSWSC 1033 The protagonists in this case are the well known law firm and 3 of their former professional members. To reach the analysis of employee fiduciary obligations the decision traverses forum and conflict of law issues. Justice Einstein provides an excellent analysis...
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Australian Maritime Officers Union v Sydney Ferries Corporation [2009] FCAFC 145 On appeal the court held income protection as part of subclause 12.8.9 of the Sydney Ferries Corporation Maritime Officers Enterprise Agreement 2006 – 2008 was not prohibited content within the meaning in s.358 of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth.). The basis for the...
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