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December 2012
Norton Rose Fulbright  Welcome to the Workplace Safety News, which is intended to keep you informed of the developments in safety law that you need to know about. Please contact a member of the Norton Rose Occupational Health, Safety and Security team in Australia if you have any questions about this edition of Workplace Safety...
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S J Sanders Pty Ltd v Schmidt [2012] QCA 358 I refer to my earlier post by way of background. The Court of Appeal dismissed the employer’s in relation to the finding of negligence based on failing to undertake a risk assessment and consequently, train and instruct the truck driver on how to exit the cabin...
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I refer to my earlier posting in relation to the facts. The Full Court (Keane CJ, Buchanan & Bromberg JJ) dismissed the appeal of Comcare and concluded: 44. It must, in our respectful view, be steadfastly borne in mind that the objective of the High Court in Hatzimanolis was to state the circumstances in which...
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Newcrest Mining Limited v Thornton [2012] HCA 60 (13 December 2012) I refer you to the judgment summary and note the relevant words in s 7(1)(b) of the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence and Tortfeasors’ Contribution) Act 1947 (WA) are identical to those in s 6(b) of the Law Reform Act 1995 (QLD) together with interstate...
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In Roma Pty Ltd v Adams & Anor [2012] QCA 347 A recent example of the need to be vigilant and respond to matters of fact in a pleading or face the prospect of a deemed admission under UCRP R.166. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Norton Rose In this edition, we explore the consequences of failing to take ‘genuine steps’ to resolve disputes, attempts to stop counterfeits at the border, what an alternative approach to telecommunications industry security reform might entail, and what the corruption risks in public procurement might be. The edition also covers ‘model litigants’ and gives you...
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Arnold v Tilecorp Pty Ltd [2012] QSC 321 The criminal record of a tradesman injured at the “Promenade” construction site in Robina Town Centre in May 2009, sealed the fate of his $350k back injury compensation claim made against conflicting evidence of how it occurred. Read more… Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law....
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Test v Forgacs Engineering Pty Limited [2012] QDC 318 The dockworkers at Brisbane’s Cairncross slipway were under some pressure to complete routine hull maintenance, during the Sun-Princess’ two day docking there in August 2009 in preparation for its next Pacific Ocean cruise. Read more… Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law. Note issues of...
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