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October 2013
Comcare v PVYW [2013] HCA 41 I refer to my earlier posting. The High Court has now allowed the appeal of Comcare. I refer you to the judgment summary. Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Grey v AHS Hospitality Pty Ltd (ACN 100437349) [2013] QDC 269 CIVIL – APPLICATION – EXTENSION OF TIME – Limitation of actions – Extension or postponement of limitation periods – Extension of time in personal injuries matters – Knowledge of material facts of decisive character Farr SC DCJ Applicable principles [30] The newly discovered fact...
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ISV     2/02/2002     1/07/2010     1/07/2011     1/07/2012     1/07/2013       30/06/2010     30/06/2011     30/06/2012     30/06/2013                     present     1     1,000     1,180     1,220     1,290     1,360 2     2,000     2,360     2,440     2,580     2,720...
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Knight v Johnston & Anor [2013] QDC 259 Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Streller v Albury City Council [2013] NSWCA 348 Meagher JA 30 In its ordinary use, the adjective “obvious” describes something which is clearly apparent or easily recognised or understood, and that is the meaning which this Court has held it has when used in s 5F(1): see Jaber v Rockdale City Council [2008] NSWCA 98;...
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Geyer v Redeland Pty Limited [2013] NSWCA 338 HEADNOTE [This headnote is not to be read as part of the judgment] The appellant was injured when he fell down approximately 15-20 stairs leaving a social work function whilst in the employ of the second respondent. The appellant alleged that he was bumped by a person...
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Snell v BP Refinery (Bulwer Island) Pty Ltd [2013] QSC 284 Ann Lyons J The medical evidence [6] The medical evidence, particularly the reports of Dr McPhee and Dr Morgan, confirms the injuries outlined above. Those reports also confirm that on 30 September 2010 Mr Snell underwent an L5/L6 decompression with bilateral L5 and S1...
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I refer to my earlier post concerning the introduction of the Workers Compensation Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 to impose a 5% threshold to access common law damages, amongst other matters. At 11:58 pm on 17/10/2013 after the Government guillotined the debate it was passed with some amendments. The amendments in large provide...
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I refer to my earlier post regarding the parliamentary inquiry into the Queensland workers’ compensation scheme and in particular access to common law damages. The government’s tabled response goes far beyond the recommendations. On Tuesday 15/10/20013, contrary to the above report and recommendations amending legislation was introduced to parliament with an anticipated date of the amendments will...
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Liddy v Bazley [2013] NSWCA 319 (27 September 2013) (Basten JA at [1];, Emmett JA at [73];, Leeming JA at [81])   Before Basten JA at [1]; Emmett JA at [73]; Leeming JA at [81]  Decision (1) Allow the appeal and set aside the judgment and orders made in the District Court.(2) In place thereof,...
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