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Are clubs and regional sporting groups now required to advise volunteers not to grab mugs of burning oil? Yes, according to the Tas Supreme Court

Australia - November 4 2020 A community bowls club volunteer cooking a BBQ at a barefoot bowls event has successfully sued the club in negligence after he suffered burns to his…

Court finds employer had no duty to take reasonable care to avoid a psychiatric injury arising from reasonable steps in investigating, assessing, educating and reprimanding worker

Australia - August 20 2020 A worker alleged her adjustment disorder resulted from her employer’s breach of duty of care stemming from bullying allegations and investigations…

The Full Court confirms that a s81A referral does not require watertight evidence

Australia - June 2 2020 An employer disputed liability for a physical injury based on a medical opinion that was ambiguous on its face as to the nature and cause of a…

Recent snippets from the Tasmanian Workers' Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal

Australia - February 24 2020 Under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Tas) (the Act), a s81A hearing is not a forum for the Tribunal to determine whether the…

The undoing of a hug

Australia - November 20 2019 An employer's redundancy process that brought about an adjustment disorder was reasonable administrative action, and that defence should be given its…