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HopgoodGanim | Australia | 2 Sep 2016

Caring for the aged, disabled and people at risk: A balancing act between workers, clients and commerciality

Modern society needs carers. People in general are living longer and need aged care. People with disabilities are also living longer and need care


Clayton Utz | Australia | 18 Aug 2016

Employers to take care when conducting bullying investigations

When conducting a workplace investigation take care to provide support to both the complainant and the employee who has had allegations made against


DLA Piper | Australia | 27 Apr 2016

Balance of probabilities rules against negligence of employer

In the recent decision of Stokes v House With No Steps, the Supreme Court of Queensland held the plaintiff had not proved the employer breached its


HopgoodGanim | Australia | 27 Apr 2016

Employer found not liable for client’s assault on disability support worker at residential care facility

Earlier this month, Queensland's Supreme Court found in favour of an employer in a common law claim for damages brought by a carer who was assaulted


Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers | Australia | 21 Oct 2015

NDIS set to launch early in Queensland

The Queensland and Commonwealth Governments have agreed that North Queensland will have an early launch (April 2016) of the National Disability


HopgoodGanim | Australia | 11 Jul 2014

Are you discriminating against your employee? Or is it a genuine occupational requirement?

The Queensland Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision which helps to clarify employers' responsibilities in considering whether a


McInnes Wilson Lawyers | Australia | 11 Oct 2013

A backwards step

The employer provides employment for people with disabilities. It employed the worker as a senior individual funding manager. As part of her training


McInnes Wilson Lawyers | Australia | 29 Jun 2011

Miscellaneous QLD duty changes now law

The Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (Qld) received Royal Assent on 8 April 2011.


McInnes Wilson Lawyers | Australia | 19 Apr 2011

Estranged fathers and court ordered wills

There have been two recent cases in Queensland for a court ordered will for a disabled child.

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