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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


Occupier and employer equally liable for swim teacher’s injuries
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • November 4 2016

On 23 April 2005, a swimming teacher, Ms Balassone, injured her right knee after falling into a public swimming pool while conducting a swimming


Government internship policy discriminated against foreign doctor
  • FCB Group
  • Australia
  • October 21 2016

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found that the Australian Capital Territory engaged in an act of discrimination by implementing a policy


Cumulative effect of repeated unreasonable behaviour
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • October 17 2016

The Fair Work Commission has found that a school principal bullied a teacher in a case that highlights how repeated unreasonable behaviour towards an


National rail safety regulatory harmonisation is coming to Queensland
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 13 2016

Rail safety harmonisation should benefit rail transport operators through consistent national requirements and a decreasing regulatory burden. Rail


Prince Alfred College Incorporated v ADC 2016 HCA 37
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 12 2016

The High Court has allowed an appeal of the Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia in relation to vicarious liability of a school for its


High Court finds claim for vicarious liability of school for sexual abuse statute barred
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

Whether a sexual abuse claim dating back to 1962 was statute barred and whether the Prince Alfred College was vicariously liable for the conduct of


New industrial relations system on the way for Queensland public sector employees
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 7 2016

Workplace laws for Queensland public sector employees are about to undergo a significant realignment, with the introduction of the Industrial


What will the future higher education workforce look like?
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 8 2016

Many will have seen the recent PwC report: 'Australian Higher Education Workforce of the Future', which was commissioned by the Australian Higher


Department of Education and Training schooled in unfair dismissal laws
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016

A series of decisions arising from that claim (2016 FWC 1504, 2015 FWC 6857, 2015 FWC 4921) illustrate the consequences of making mistakes