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February 2017
Govier v Unitingcare Community [2017] QCA 12 Fraser JA with Gotterson JA and North J agreeing The appellant was employed by the respondent as a disability worker in Ipswich and charged with the care of the respondent’s client. A co-worker of the appellant was also charged with the care of the same client. In 2009,...
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Scully and BIS INDUSTRIES LTD (Compensation) [2007] AATA 185 Senior Member John Sosso The applicant was employed as a truck driver on a “fly-in fly-out” full-time basis with the respondent who provided high payload off-road load and haul solutions for mining and resources companies. The applicant claimed that one or more of the trucks caused...
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Optus Administration Pty Limited v Glenn Wright by his tutor James Stuart Wright [2017] NSWCA 21 HEADNOTE [This headnote is not to be read as part of the judgment] The appellant, Glenn Wright, claimed damages for psychological injury as a result of an attempt by a co-worker, Nathaniel George, to murder him by attempting to...
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Blacktown City Council v Hocking [2008] NSWCA 144 Spigelman CJ (Beazley JA agreeing): 7 Tobias JA sets out the authorities which consider the use of photographs by a trial judge. It is not entirely clear in what circumstances photographs can be used as direct evidence, as distinct from explicating the evidence otherwise given. 8 As...
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Yarrow v Workers’ Compensation Regulator [2017] QIRC 002 Deputy President Kaufman In issue was whether a payment of NZD $133,802.28 made by the Accident Compensation Commission (‘the ACC’) under the Accident Compensation Act 2001 (NZ)) for mesothelioma to a worker was caught by s 118 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. If caught, the worker...
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Perkins v Woolworths Pty Ltd (ACN 000 014 675) [2017] QDC 1 Morzone QC DCJ The plaintiff was employed as a grocery assistant responsible for replenishing perishables and working on the back dock. A walkie stacker was operated as a walk behind forklift machine used to lift and move pallets of product. When the walkie...
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Clayton v Jetcrete Oz Pty Ltd [2017] QDC 3 Morzone QC DCJ The plaintiff, aged 57 at trial, was employed as a concrete agitator truck operator for the defendant. Before returning to work after a two week break, the plaintiff experienced back pain and received chiropractic treatment. The plaintiff alleged speaking to her supervisors at...
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