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Record WHS fine of $1 million
Insight 27 Sep 2021

The Department of Defence has been fined $1 million, over a fatality that occurred during a training exercise. According to a Comcare media release, this is the largest penalty ever imposed in the Commonwealth workplace health and safety jurisdiction ...

Adverse action claim doesn't slide into gear for contractor car broker
Insight 27 Sep 2021

A rental car broker's appeal has failed after the Federal Court dismissed his adverse action claim, finding that he was engaged as an independent contractor, rather than an employee. ...

Employer liable for COVID-related death
Insight 27 Sep 2021

The Personal Injury Commission of New South Wales (the Commission) has found an employer liable for the death of an employee who contracted COVID-19 during the course of their employment. ...

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination plans
Insight 27 Sep 2021

Virgin Australia and Telstra have announced they intend to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline staff, in the wake of similar announcements from Qantas and SPC. ...

Mandatory vaccinations in the workplace: what do employers need to consider?
Insight 20 Sep 2021

In this Insight, our cross-practice experts cover the employment, safety, privacy, regulatory, insurance and liability considerations that confront employers navigating these complex and rapidly changing public health settings. ...

Invalidity of mining lease application confirmed as Forrest's impact grows
Insight 17 Sep 2021

In the recent decision Onslow Resources Ltd v Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the WA Court of Appeal held that a mining lease application was invalid because it wasn't accompanied by a compliant mining operations statement – confirming that the effects of Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd v Wilson ...

Major reforms to unfair contract terms regime proposed
Insight 16 Sep 2021

Federal Treasury has released exposure draft legislation and explanatory materials for a major suite of proposed reforms to unfair contract terms law, which will put a heavy burden on businesses. The Government is seeking feedback on the changes, with responses due by 20 September 2021. ...

Getting to the point: mandatory vaccinations in the workplace

Webinar: Getting to the point: mandatory vaccinations in the workplace ...

The first word on group costs orders in class actions
Insight 15 Sep 2021

The Supreme Court of Victoria has provided significant first guidance on the operation of its new group costs order regime for class actions. ...

High Court defamation decision means businesses could be responsible for comments posted on their social media pages
Insight 15 Sep 2021

In proceedings relating to alleged defamation of Dylan Voller, the High Court has confirmed that the administrators of public social media pages are 'publishers' of comments posted by third parties and members of the public on their page, for the purposes of defamation law. ...