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McCabe Curwood | Australia | 15 Apr 2019

What is the definition of ‘uninjured’ as it appears in the Permanent Impairment Guidelines?

A recent decision by the Supreme Court considers what 'uninjured' means in the context of clause 1.51 of the Permanent Impairment Guidelines. In

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Maddocks | Australia | 25 Feb 2016

Addiction: is it a disability? (NSW)

With a strong focus on drug, alcohol and gambling addiction in the press, a number of our clients have asked us, 'Is addiction a disability under

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DLA Piper | Australia | 17 Aug 2015

Appellants fail in attempt to recover damages for costs of raising child with profound disabilities Waller v James 2015 NSWCA 232

Last Thursday, the NSW Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against Justice Hislop’s decision in Waller v James 2013 NSWCA 497. Causation is often

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MARQUE Lawyers | Australia | 16 Jul 2015

Failure to make reasonable adjustments for employee with disability costs employer over $170k

The Federal Circuit Court has ruled that Corrective Services NSW unlawfully discriminated against Caryn Huntley, an employee, who suffered from

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia | 8 Sep 2010

Annual reports and the GIPA Act

On 28 August 2010, two new regulations commenced which affect the annual reporting obligations of government departments and statutory bodies in New South Wales.

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Clayton Utz | Australia | 27 May 2010

Can a workplace policy discriminate?

Making assumptions about employee's medical condition, together with flawed workplace policies, can leave an employer at risk of discrimination claims.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia | 31 Oct 2009

Driving home from a work function under the influence of alcohol: in the course of employment?

The New South Wales Workers Compensation Commission recently considered a case regarding a claim for workers compensation by an employee, Camilla Scharrer (Ms Scharrer) who suffered severe injuries in a motor vehicle accident.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia | 21 Sep 2009

To appeal or not to appeal

The decision in Director-General, Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care v Lambert 2009 NSWCA 102 involved an appeal to the New South Wales Court of Appeal on questions of administrative law from a decision of the Government and Related Employees Appeal Tribunal (Tribunal).

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