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Health law bulletin May 2014

May 16 2014 Australian privacy rights are regulated by Commonwealth State and Territory legislation and the laws protecting Confidential information under the…

What evidence is required to support a claim for care?

September 29 2014 In a recent NSW Court of Appeal decision of Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v Cosmidis; Boral Bricks Pty Ltd v DM & BP Wifkich Pty Ltd (2013) NSWCA 443 (18…

WorkCover prosecution highlights risks for labour hire employers

April 14 2014 A decision of the Industrial Court of NSW has reiterated the need for labour hire employers to take a proactive approach to ensuring the safety of…

Personal Liability of Directors and Company Officers - Beech v Style Global - Contempt Proceedings

June 8 2016 Last year Holman Webb Lawyers Brisbane ("HWLB") successfully obtained orders against a company director and a company officer for contempt of court…

What happens when both parties say they had the green light?

September 29 2014 Recently, the New South Wales Court of Appeal was required to determine liability for an accident between a car and a cyclist, where neither party…

Reductions In Penalty Rates Results From Review Of Food, Pharma And Club Industry Modern Awards

March 2 2017 On 23 February 2017 the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission announced the reduction of a number of penalties in respect to work on Sundays and/or…

What is Section 54 between Insurers? - Watkins Syndicate 0457 at Lloyds v Pantaenius Australia Pty Ltd [2016] FCAFC 150

November 18 2016 The Full Court of the Federal Court dismissed an appeal concerning a claim for contribution between insurers where the second policy would…

Understanding the Classification Principles - Secretary, Department of Health v DLW Health Services Pty Limited [2016] FCA 108

September 23 2016 Secretary, Department of Health v DLW Health Services Pty Limited [2016] FCA 108 is an appeal to the Federal Court of Australia against a decision of…

Consumer Directed Care - Update and Brokerage Arrangements

September 23 2016 The requirement to provide home care packages on a consumer directed care basis (CDC) commenced on 1 July 2015. The Home Care Packages Operations…

Residential Aged Care Update - Budget Cuts and ACFI Changes

September 23 2016 The Federal Government announced in the 2016/2017 budget that it will achieve efficiencies of $1.2 billion over four years through changes to the…