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Outsourcing can be unlawful
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has found that Qantas engaged in unlawful adverse action when it decided to outsource approximately 2000 ground handling jobs last year. ...

ACT aligns its industrial manslaughter offence to health and safety law
Insight 02 Sep 2021

On 5 August 2021, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2021 (ACT). ...

Locked and loaded? COVID-19 may have cleared the way for loaded rates in the Hospitality Award
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued a provisional view that is open to adding loaded rates to the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 (Hospitality Award). If introduced, loaded rates would replace overtime and penalty rates for higher-paid (level 3 and above) hospitalit ...

Sexually harassed worker retains workers' compensation payments despite settling claims with the AFP for $1.25 million
Insight 02 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has rejected a bid by Comcare to recover nearly $680,000 from a former Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer in incapacity payments after she received a $1.25 million payment from the AFP to settle her sexual harassment and discrimination complaint. ...

ACCC's proposals to overhaul Australia's merger control regime
Insight 01 Sep 2021

Merger reform has been on the agenda in Australia for some time, but the ACCC's announcement kicks off the debate in earnest. Allens will be monitoring these discussions and actively participating in the debate about the need for, and content of, any proposed changes. ...

You can't always get (the trade mark registration) you want: Rock Royalty, Aunty Helen, Jacindarella and bad faith
Insight 01 Sep 2021

Does a trade mark for JAGGER & STONE remind you of a certain rock band? Should New Zealand's former Prime Minister have the right to oppose trade mark registration of her nickname? Recent Trade Mark Office decisions in Australia and New Zealand shine a light on the opposition ground of bad faith. ...

IP rights in the COVID-19 pandemic – the story so far
Insight 01 Sep 2021

With the timely supply of effective COVID-19 vaccines insufficient to meet global demand, there has been speculation that the compulsory licence and Crown use (or government authorisation) provisions would be invoked. This from the early stages of the pandemic has thrust IP rights into the spotlight ...

Important developments for offshore diagnostic testing
Insight 01 Sep 2021

In Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc & Ors v Sequenom, Inc [2021] FCAFC 101, the Full Federal Court delivered significant clarity for companies who provide or conduct diagnostic tests. ...

Copyright in software – the latest word from the Federal Court
Insight 01 Sep 2021

The Federal Court has handed down its judgment in Campaigntrack Pty Ltd v Real Estate Tool Box Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 809 in a decision with important implications for copyright enforcement in software under Australian law. ...

New consoles, new games, old copyright
Insight 01 Sep 2021

The release of new video game consoles (including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and the improved Nintendo Switch) will likely increase user-generated content – in both in-game creations and the volume of gameplay that is streamed within the wider gaming community alike. ...