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Governance for school boards and councils

Australia - May 27 2014 Governance in the school context can be a peculiar beast. Boards are usually populated with well intentioned parents and volunteers, the political…

Lucy Fennelly

Lawyer “regrettably” involved in school dispute

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…

Lucy Fennelly

Amendments to workplace health and safety laws

Australia - March 24 2014 The Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) was introduced into Parliament on 13 February 2014. The Bill will…

Lucy Fennelly

When a medical certificate is not enough

Australia - March 24 2014 A recent decision of the Federal Court has found that the employer, Qantas Airways Ltd (Qantas), had an implied right to seek a medical report where…

Lucy Fennelly

Prospective employee: potential liability

Australia - March 24 2014 Prospective employers can request a workers' compensation claims history for a prospective employee (Claims History) under the Workers' Compensation…