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March 2013
Authors Sarah Ralph, Siobhan Flores-Walsh Introduction Background      to anti-bullying amendments Key      aspects of the Bill Critical      issues for employers Moving      forward Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose Fulbright in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.
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Tutt v State of Queensland [2013] QCA 59 Catchwords STATUTES – ACTS OF PARLIAMENT – INTERPRETATION – GENERAL APPROACHES TO   INTERPRETATION – GENERALLY – where the applicant was appointed a District   Court judge and retired after having served for seven years and 353 days –   where the applicant served more than five...
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The Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced to the House of Representatives on 21/03/2013 to amend the Fair Work Act, inter alia: Explanatory Memorandum: allow a worker who has been bullied at work in a constitutionally-covered business to apply to the FWC for an order to stop the bullying; adopt a definition of ‘bullied...
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Media statement Attorney-General and Minister for Justice The Honourable Jarrod Bleijie The Government’s JP QCAT trial is a step closer after the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Justices of the Peace) Amendment Bill 2013 was introduced in Parliament today. Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said based on feedback received during consultation, the original criteria had been amended...
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TCL Air Conditioner (Zhongshan) Co Ltd v The Judges of the Federal Court of Australia [2013] HCA 5 (13 March 2013) In brief: The High Court has upheld the constitutional validity of recent amendments to federal arbitration legislation that were made to strengthen Australia’s international arbitration regime by better providing for the finality of arbitral...
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Authors Claire Forster, Niall Watson-Dunne Introduction What is the law relating to unfair contract terms? Contract Terms of Concern Unfair contract terms in focus Implications for business   Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose Fulbright in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.  
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Downes v Affinity Health Pty Ltd [2013] QDC 51 A helpful review of the authorities and rules when seeking leave to amend pleadings after the request for the trial date. Long SC DCJ [29] Although not expressed in direct reference to the application of UCPR 380, the observations made in Hartnett v Hynes are equally...
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Ross lost his son in what is regarded as Queensland’s worst crime in 2005. He has spent the years since, campaigning for the needs of crime victims. Come and hear how Ross Thompson, General Manager of the Qld Homicide Victims Support Group, has been connecting with prisoners. A presentation followed by a facilitated question and...
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Click on the logo to donate Thank you in advance for your help. Last year I had a bowel cancer scare and a good mate required surgery and chemo for bowel cancer.  Presently another mate is working his way through testicular cancer and in the past 18 months 2 former work colleagues have suffered breast...
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Ley v Woolworths Limited [2013] QSC 59 Further to my earlier post and the decision by North J in Muckermann v Skilled Group Limited & Anor [2013] QSC 51, His Honour has restated the rationale for determining the assessed injury enlivening entitlement, this time in claim involving an assessed injury for a specific date as...
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