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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

Understanding the rules of interpretation in enterprise agreements
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • June 2 2015

In most universities, the majority of academic and professional or general staff are covered by an enterprise agreement. Recently however there has

Workplace bullying in schools
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • May 15 2015

It is important that Principals not forget that bullying does not just happen in the classroom or the playground. Workplace bullying complaints are

Couple sue employer for psychiatric injury caused by contents of novel
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

In this alert, Senior Associate Anna Hendry and Solicitor Abbey Wilkinson discuss a recent decision from the Queensland District Court involving a

New Queensland Government's legislative program focuses on accountability and jobs creation
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 2 2015

He Queensland Government has announced its intention to embark on an "extensive legislative program" as it introduced five Bills during its first

A deal is a deal: Full Federal Court finds CFA enterprise agreement enforceable
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • January 28 2015

Almost a year ago a significant decision of the Federal Court found clauses in an enterprise agreement (Agreement) between the Country Fire Authority

Lawyer “regrettably” involved in school dispute
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 27 2014

A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has criticised the role a solicitor played in a school dispute. Dispute The NSW Board of Studies

Lawful and reasonable direction - no teacher contact with students outside school
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 1 2014

A school's desire to avoid teachers being placed in potentially compromising positions out of school hours has been supported by the Fair Work

Racial Discrimination Act change: the federal government plays with fire
  • MARQUE Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 31 2014

Attorney General George Brandis has issued an exposure draft of proposed amendments to the RDA aimed at watering down the existing protections