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Dishonesty or merely an incorrect explanation? The decision in Qantas Airways Limited v David Dawson 2017 FWCFB 1712

Australia - May 3 2017 The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned Deputy President Lawrence's decision handed down last year in which a flight attendant who

Indemnity clauses in commercial contracts: how to achieve desired contractual risk allocation

Australia - June 7 2011 An indemnity clause is a contractual transfer of risk between two contractual parties generally to prevent loss or compensate for a loss which may occur as a result of a specified event

Hands off: Internal investigation documents and freedom of information

Australia - May 17 2017 The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1985 (Vic) (Act) is to access to information as much as possible. However a recent decision affirms

To Litigate Or Not To Litigate? That Is The Question

Australia - May 16 2017 In the recent decision of Hooks Enterprises Pty Ltd v Sonnenberg Pty Ltd 2017 QSC 69, the Supreme Court of Queensland held that parties must comply

Application for an order to stop bullying used to halt disciplinary action

Australia - May 2 2017 A recent order made by the FWC, in Lynette Bayly 2017 FWC 1886, preventing an employer from taking action in relation to an employee's alleged

Government Targets “Phoenix Operators” with Direct GST Payment

Australia - May 18 2017 To close the gap on “phoenix operators” and property developers that do not remit GST to the ATO following the completion and sale of their property development

Hands off: Internal investigation documents and freedom of information

Australia - May 17 2017 The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act 1985 (Vic) (Act) is to access to information as much as possible. However a recent decision affirms

To Litigate Or Not To Litigate? That Is The Question

Australia - May 16 2017 In the recent decision of Hooks Enterprises Pty Ltd v Sonnenberg Pty Ltd 2017 QSC 69, the Supreme Court of Queensland held that parties must comply

Ezy as 123? More like section 550!

Australia - May 14 2017 A recent Federal Circuit Court decision in which Judge O'Sullivan held that an accounting business which provided payroll services to an employer, was

Adjudication Submissions - Keep Them Simple!

Australia - May 4 2017 The Supreme Court of New South Wales, in the recent case of Future Developments Pty Ltd v TJ & RF Fordham Pty Ltd