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June 2010
Blundstone v Johnson & Anor [2010] QCA 148 I refer to my earlier posting of the first instance decision and refer you to the appeal decision refusing leave. HOLMES JA: [15] The applicants contended that the learned primary judge had erred in proceeding on the premise that the discretion under s 57(2)(b) was unfettered. Their...
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Norton Rose On Friday 4 June 2010, the Full Bench of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) handed down the first judgment in New South Wales which raised a Kirk argument. It was argued that the IRC did not have jurisdiction to hear the charges laid against the Defendant as defects in the Application for Order did...
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Amendments: rule 17 (Contact details and address for service); rule 29 (Notice of address for service); rule 140 (Contact details and address for service); rule 358 (Acceptance of offer); rule 553 (Conference if personal injury damages claim); rule 601 (When registrar may make grant); rule 661 (Filing an order); rule 968 (Filing documents personally); rule...
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    Fair Work Ombudsman v Sanada Investments Pty Ltd [2010] FMCA 401 (9 June 2010) The FMC decision above is useful in its summary of the relevant principles in prosecution of civil pecuniary penalties for unpaid wages and entitlements. The total amount of underpayments was $119,760.92 of which $29,739.14 was for employees who were...
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17 June 2010 | by The New Lawyer NEW laws will better place Australia on the global stage for resolving international commercial disputes. Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, has welcomed the passage of Amendments to the International Arbitration Act, which he said will help make Australia “a significant player in the booming international commercial dispute resolution market”....
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I refer you to the following policy direction by WorkCover Queensland in respect of the amendment to Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995: WorkCover understands that workers may need to reconsider whether they pursue their claims given the amendment to the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 to insert the new section 37A. If a...
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I draw to your attention the above lecture on Thursday 29 July 2010:     Time: 5.30pm for 5.45pm – 6.45pm Venue: Banco Court, Supreme Court Building 304 George Street, Brisbane To register: http://www.law.uq.edu.au/public-lecture-us-chief-justice Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack  
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I refer you to the Supreme Court of Queensland Practice Direction 4 of 2010 – Consent Orders of the Registrar. It is expected the District and Magistrates Courts will follow. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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I refer you to the Second Reading Speech last night where the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill passed after some debate (excerpt only)… Mr SPRINGBORG (Southern Downs—LNP) (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (5.06 pm): Labor’s TJ Ryan may have introduced Queensland’s first compulsory workers compensation scheme in 1916, but in 1995 and, indeed,...
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