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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


A tough year - Brisbane Lions finish with a loss to the Commissioner of State Revenue on payroll tax
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • November 4 2016

A Supreme Court of Queensland decision has highlighted the broad scope of payments that are subject to payroll tax - and the importance of getting the


Third time unlucky for Linfox: Facebook dismissal still unfair
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 12 2014

The Federal Court has dismissed an application for judicial review of an October 2012 decision of a Full Bench of Fair Work Australia (FWA) (as it


Social media termination still unfair, but next time not so lucky
  • Hunt & Hunt
  • Australia
  • October 25 2012

Fair Work Australia continues to treat ‘social media’ terminations with caution, but with a clear signal that its tolerance of social media ignorance will not last


Disciplining employees for out of hours conduct
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • September 28 2011

A recent decision of Fair Work Australia confirms the capacity of employers to discipline employees for out of hours conduct on social networking sites such as Facebook


Telecommunications, media and technology law update - April 2016
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Australia, OECD
  • May 10 2016

Key recent developments in the area of Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) law are summarised as follows. Copyright in Russian television


Developments in defamation law - the year of the tweet
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • May 4 2016

During the last year, defamation law was dominated by emergent technologies, and in particular the continued explosion of new social media platforms


Dispute resolution in sport
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 28 2015

The establishment of clear and effective policies and procedures is a particularly important aspect of good governance and management in sporting


VWA to investigate football clubs' supplement use
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • July 14 2014

On 17 June 2014, ABC News reported that the VWA has "confirmed that it has received a request under section 131 of the Victorian OHS Act to


The importance of a clear social media policy for employers
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • March 6 2012

There have been a number of recent unfair dismissal cases involving the termination of the employment of employees because of what employees have said on social media websites