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September 2021
Jennifer Kimber v Sapphire Coast Community Aged Care Ltd [2021] FWCFB 6015 With the Deputy President Dean dissenting and stating, “Never have I more strenuously disagreed with an outcome in an unfair dismissal application”, the issue of mandatory vaccinations for employees is far from resolved. The majority of Vice President Hatcher and Commissioner Riordan dismissed...
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Brockhurst v Rawlings [2021] QSC 217 The Plaintiff brought his claim against a former female teacher. The claim was for ‘grooming’ which culminated in sexual intercourse when 14. Whilst the relationship and intercourse was ‘consensual’ the Plaintiff was unable to legally consent because of his age. In the aftermath of the relationship being exposed and...
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Amaca Pty Limited v Werfel & Anor [2021] HCATrans 146 (10 September 2021) The High Court refused special leave that there was an error in whether the duty to warn of in situ asbestos products failed to account for the indeterminacy of the class of persons at risk of harm and the period of the...
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SDA v Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Rockhampton [2021] QCA 172 The appellant was a former resident of a children’s home of the respondent. The appellant alleged he was sexually abused by Reverend M. The appellant requested disclosure under s.27(1)(b) of the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act 2002 (PIPA) of complaints made relating...
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