The COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme is now live! What compensation is payable?
The Federal Governments COVID-19 Vaccination Claim Scheme is now live. In this article, we explore the eligibility requirements, how much compensation is payable, how to claim and how to dispute a rejected claim.
Queensland Government cracks down on drink driving
On 10 September 2021, a range of new drink driving laws came into effect in Queensland. In this blog, we explore the significant changes related to the interlock program and compulsory drink driving education.
Permanent residency for New Zealanders living in Australia
A close look at one option for permanent residency for New Zealand citizens: Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) (New Zealand Stream) Visa for Subclass 444 visa holders.
Who pays compensation if you are injured from the COVID-19 vaccine?
We look at where the Federal Government is to date with a COVID vaccine compensation scheme, how it will work, what evidence will be required and, importantly, what compensation may be currently available.
Successful appeal sees Queensland Police Service required to pay $169,119.29 in costs
A big win upholds statutory right of entry for union officials to lawfully enter work premises where they suspect breaches of work health safety laws.
Workplace consultation crucial when mandating vaccination
A decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission determines coal mine’s vaccine mandate not lawful/reasonable simply due to lack of consultation.
Your employer instructs you to do something illegal. What are your rights as an employee?
It is imperative you understand your rights and obligations in relation to reasonable and lawful directions from your employer. We explore your rights if a direction requires you to break the law.
Queensland Court of Appeal win for seriously injured worker
A Queensland electrician seriously injured in the course of employment wins Court of Appeal case seeking leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation.
Workers compensation entitlements to weekly payments – section 39 (NSW)
2012 changes to NSW workers compensation mean that an injured worker who was in receipt of weekly benefits since 1 October 2012, has no entitlement to weekly payments after an aggregate period of 260 weeks, or 5 years.