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November 2, 2009
Deacons The highly anticipated draft Model OHS Laws were released on 28 September 2009, giving us our first glimpse of what the harmonised regime may look like. The objectives of the Model OHS Laws are to enable uniform, equitable and effective safety standards for all workers, addressing the compliance and regulatory burdens of employers, including...
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The Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 received Royal Ascent on 17 September 2009, and commences on 1 December 2009. The scheme is aimed at changing the emphasis on payments from lump sum ex gratia payments of compensation to payments or reimbursement for goods/services in respect of recovering from the effects of the crime. Consequently,...
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Allens Arthur Robinson Further to the posting on 18 October in respect of Bofinger v Kingsway Group Limited [2009] HCA 44 Partner Diccon Loxton of Allens Arthur Robinson explores the decision at length and concludes in respect of lenders: How does it affect you? Lenders will need to look at the drafting of their guarantee documents, particularly...
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Qantas Airways Limited (Frank Grisaffi) v Q-COMP Qantas appealed the decision by Q-COMP, which set aside the decision of Qantas and accepted the claim for compensation. The main contention by Qantas was the depressive condition was not work related and that employment was not a significant contributing factor. The claimant contended the depression was caused...
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The Australian reports –  The long-running battle that has captivated the ad industry between global advertising giant WPP and Pacific Equity Partners over the contentious $80 million sale of ad agency George Patterson in 2005 may be about to come to a sensational conclusion — possibly as early as this week. Brisbane Barrister – David...
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