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June 1, 2014
Pollock v Thiess Pty Ltd & Ors (No 2) [2014] QSC 95   The “significant downturn” in Queensland mining that took hold in mid-2012 lasted just 9 months, according to evidence heard by a Rockhampton court in relation to the contested assessment of damages for a serious injury to a contract mine worker in April 2010. Read more…...
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Pillinger v Lismore City Council [2014] NSWSC 447   A local council and a road build contractor have been ordered to pay injury compensation as a result of a motorcyclist losing control on loose stones washed onto the road by heavy rain just days after the thoroughfare was opened to traffic. Read more… Reproduced with the permission...
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Morris v BHP Coal Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 96 A graduate mine engineer has defeated a questionable limitation strategy adopted by the world’s biggest miner to deny him compensation rights arising from a serious back injury sustained in an underground mine in central Queensland. Read more… Reproduced with the permission of Carter Capner Law. David Cormack – Brisbane Barrister.
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Millard v RI-CO (2004) Pty Ltd (In liq)(No. 2) [2014] QSC 100 I refer you to the summary of the decision below. The certificate injury claim was dimsimmed and costs were ordered against the plaintiff for an injury which preceded the 2010 amendments. Ann Lyons J [9] In my view s 311 makes it clear...
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An example of some of the difficulties under the new regime: Ms SB [2014] FWC 2104 Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Foster v CBI Constructors Pty Ltd [2014] FWCFB 1976 The current threshold is $129,300,00. The Full Bench decision is of interest in its consideration of whether in this instance, overtime earnings were to be included under s.382 of the Act. The appeal was refused on the basis the appellant was regularly rostered for overtime roster....
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