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Williams v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors [2011] HCATrans 198 (9 August 2011) Williams v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors [2011] HCATrans 199 (10 August 2011) Williams v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors [2011] HCATrans 200 (11 August 2011) Brisbane Barrister – David Cormack
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Norton Rose by Ashley Tsacalos Recent events have renewed the focus on issues of privacy, particularly in the face of technological developments. As a result, on 21 July 2011 the Minister for Privacy, The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, announced that the Commonwealth Government will seek the views of the public on introducing a right to...
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Sydney Morning Herald Dan Harrison July 21, 2011 NSW has joined a Queensland father in challenging the constitutional validity of the controversial national school chaplaincy program, arguing the scheme exceeds the federal government’s powers. Read more…
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Norton Rose Introduction Overview Germany Australia Great Britain South Africa Canada Conclusion View all pages View individual pages Introduction by Richard J. Charney, Madeleine L.S. Loewenberg, Karen Ainslie, Claire Darbourne, Paul Griffin, Katrin Scheicht, Leanne Nickels Complying with human rights legislation has become particularly important for multinational corporations. In a world where business transactions often...
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Plaintiff M61/2010E v Commonwealth of Australia; Plaintiff M69 of 2010 v Commonwealth of Australia [2010] HCA 41 The High Court unanimously held that the Migration Act and Australian court decisions applied to offshore detainees, together with procedural fairness. A useful summary of the facts and decision is contained in the media release. Brisbane Barrister –...
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Norton Rose Introduction Recent decision A timely reminder by Murray Procter and Kristin Gamble A recent decision has highlighted the need for employers to comply with their anti-discrimination obligations during interviews with prospective employees, or risk potential litigation. Reproduced with permission of Norton Rose in accordance with their legal notice and disclaimers.
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 Cobaw Community Health Services v Christian Youth Camps Ltd & Anor (Anti-Discrimination) [2010] VCAT 1613     An example of the application of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and Equal Opportunity Act 1995 in respect of a finding of discrimination against the Christian Brethren religion who operated Christian Youth Camps...
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Sex and Age Discrimination Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 The Bill was introduced to parliament on 30 September 2010, and if passed will amend a number of areas, including; breastfeeding, family responsibilities and the definition of sexual harassment. The definition of sexual harassment is amplified by the inclusion of: (a)          the sex, age, marital status, sexual...
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By Lawyers Weekly Robert McClelland’s backdown from the national Human Rights Act is “yet another humiliation for the lame duck Attorney-General”, according to Senator George Brandis SC. Read more
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Queensland human rights advocate and barrister Stephen Keim SC has been awarded the 2009 Human Rights Medal by the Australian Human Rights Commission.   Read more in Lawyers Weekly.
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