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Federal Court fines University for adverse action
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • October 23 2015

In National Tertiary Education Industry Union v Swinburne University of Technology (No 2) 2015 FCA 1080, the Federal Court of Australia ordered

Federal court and AAT update - September 2014 to June 2015
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 13 2015

The Applicant was employed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and applied for a different internal position. Her immediate supervisor

Characteristics, not labels, determine whether an entity is a constitutional corporation
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • August 25 2015

The High Court held that a statutory authority with separate legal personality was a trading corporation within the meaning of s 51(xx) of the

No implied term of good faith (or mutual trust and confidence) for NSW teachers
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

A recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal has, consistent with the High Court decision in Barker , overturned a first instance

No beards, no worries : Victorian Supreme Court finds police grooming policy not discriminatory
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

The Victorian Supreme Court has recently dismissed a challenge to an amendment to the Victoria Police Manual Uniform and Appearance Standards, which

Sexual assault: causes of action in trespass and negligence
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • August 6 2015

The plaintiff commenced proceedings seeking damages for trespass against the defendant and for negligence against Moree Christian Community School

New world order
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • July 20 2015

On 13 July 2015, a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission made the Victorian Local Government Award 2015(New Award). The New Award came into operation

Education awards - annual wage review 2014-15
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • July 13 2015

The Fair Work Commission has completed its annual review of minimum wages in modern awards and the national minimum wage which has resulted in wage

Dealing with bullying allegations against school principals
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

A recent Federal Court decision highlights the risks for school principals when disciplining staff who have made bullying complaints against them

Police officer fails despite exposure to significant psychiatric trauma
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • June 24 2015

In this alert, Senior Associate Aaron Clark and Solicitor Matthew Boyce discuss a recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court (NSWSC) in a