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July 2015
Tattsbet Limited v Morrow [2015] FCAFC 62 Jessup P with whom Allsop CJ and White J agreed: [6]   The respondent to this appeal from the Federal Circuit Court, Sharyn Morrow, for many years operated a shopfront betting agency for the appellant, Tattsbet Limited, at Logan Central. On 10 November 2011, the appellant summarily terminated that...
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Eaton v TriCare (Country) Pty Ltd [2015] QDC 173  (note overturned on appeal: Eaton v TriCare (Country) Pty Ltd [2016] QCA 139) The plaintiff alleged being overworked and harassed at work. Whilst Devereaux SC DCJ accepted a number of the plaintiff’s allegations, including that she worked at times in excess of her requirements, His Honour also...
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Ziebarth v Simon Blackwood (Workers’ Compensation Regulator) [2015] QIRC 121 In determining whether the injury arose of or in the course of employment, Deputy President O’Connor applied Campbell v Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group Pty Ltd & Anor [2015] ICQ 016 and Comcare v PVYW [2013] HCA 41 to the following unusual facts and found...
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Moynes v Heilbronn & another [2015] QDC 143 Case summary by Madeline Cormack – Q.U.T law student   PARTIES: SIOBHAN ROSALEEN MOYNES(Plaintiff) And MATTHEW HEILBRONN (First Defendant) And ALLIANZ AUSTRALIA INSURANCE LIMITED (ABN 15 000 122 850) (Second Defendant) JUDGE: Bowskill QC DCJ ORDER: 1.      Judgment for the plaintiff against the defendants in the amount...
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The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 was introduced by the Hon C Pitt MP on 15/07/2015 and has been referred to the Finance and Administration Committee. In the interim, I further refer you to: Explanatory Notes Explanatory Speech The Bill, if passed, amends the controversial 5% or more DPI thresholds introduced under...
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