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McCabe Curwood is a leading Australian law firm with a reputation for delivering high-quality legal services. Led by Managing Principal, Andrew Lacey…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 13 Jul 2020

Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 - implications for insurers

As a result of a number of catastrophic failures of newly constructed residential developments in short succession, the NSW government has now…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 9 Jul 2020

ACCC takes aim at Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit

On 1 November 2019, Fitbit Inc (Fitbit) announced it had entered into an agreement for it to be acquired by Google LLC (Google) for US$2.1 billion.

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 3 Jul 2020

Proposed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981: COVID-19 Response & removal of termination date

A bill was introduced to the Parliament of Western Australia on 24 June 2020 that seeks to amend the WA Act, entitled the Workers' Compensation and…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 2 Jul 2020

Berkeley Challenge Pty Ltd v United Voice [2020] FCAFC 113

The Full Court of the Federal Court found that the "ordinary and customary turnover of labour" exemption to redundancy pay in the National Employment…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 30 Jun 2020

Key employment rate changes for 2020/21

From today, 1 July 2020, a number of employment related financial thresholds increase for the 2020/21 financial year. Please see below for a summary…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 30 Jun 2020

What's the Situation? The Property is Insured!

A recent decision of the Federal Court found that the term "Property Insured" in an Industrial Special Risks Policy may extend to all property that is…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 29 Jun 2020

The Credit Hire debate rises to the rarefied atmosphere of the Court of Appeal where the intangible feelings of driving a prestige vehicle are real and compensable

On 18 June 2020, the NSW Court of Appeal considered four claims where similar legal questions arose in relation to when a claimant, who has lost the…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 29 Jun 2020

Ch-ch-changes to the Miscellaneous Award - amendments to expand coverage

Employers take note: amendments to be incorporated into the Miscellaneous Award 2010 (Miscellaneous Award) on 1 July 2020 will extend the coverage of…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 25 Jun 2020

The need for evidence; proving the future

Can a Claims Assessor treat disputed projections of hypothetical income as "facts" in the absence of supporting evidence? Is a Claims Assessor obliged…

McCabe Curwood | Australia | 23 Jun 2020

High income threshold - 2020/21 changes

The high income threshold will increase to $153,600, effective from 1 July 2020. The Fair Work Commission has today released its annual increase to…
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