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Category: Industrial & Employment Law


Hall Payne Wins Unfair Dismissal protection for Tasmanian Government casuals

Hall Payne Wins Unfair Dismissal protection for Tasmanian Government casuals

After 6 years of dedicated service, Ms Assiri, a nurse and a single mum, who was also caring for her elderly mother was given devastating news – she would not…

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A Position Description Doesn’t Determine Union Membership

A Position Description Doesn’t Determine Union Membership

A recent full bench decision of the Fair Work Commission has determined that it is more than just a person’s position description that determines a person’s primary purpose of employment….

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Federal Court clarifies the meaning of “organising” in respect of industrial action

Federal Court clarifies the meaning of “organising” in respect of industrial action

Until recently the word ‘organising’ in an industrial relations context has been widely used but not defined. In a recent decision from the Federal Court of Australia, Justice White said…

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After facing deregistration, Hall Payne helps NT teacher keep his job

After facing deregistration, Hall Payne helps NT teacher keep his job

An NT teacher faced deregistration after an inquiry into his private life. Hall Payne successfully defended the matter, helping the teacher keep his job.

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Is it true? Or did you read it in the Courier Mail?

Is it true? Or did you read it in the Courier Mail?

Hall Payne develops a novel legal strategy to obtain documents leaked to the Courier Mail and how they got them in the first place. News Limited also had to pay…

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Win for QNMU members, Court finds no irregularity in ANMF election

Win for QNMU members, Court finds no irregularity in ANMF election

In a win for QNMU and ANMF members, the Federal Court has ruled there were no irregularities in the 2015 ANMF election for the position of Federal President and Federal…

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Fair Work Commission highlights the need for proper, clear drafting of agreements

Fair Work Commission highlights the need for proper, clear drafting of agreements

The recent decision of the Full Bench in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in Kentz Pty Ltd v Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of…

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QIRC accepts Direction after Inaccurate Training amounted to Unreasonable Management Action

QIRC accepts Direction after Inaccurate Training amounted to Unreasonable Management Action

The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission has accepted that an employer’s conduct surrounding inaccurate No Go Zone training was unreasonable management action that caused miner’s injury.

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Court finds no reasonable prospect of success as ABCC case dropped

Court finds no reasonable prospect of success as ABCC case dropped

The Federal Court has found in favour of the CFMEU, with yet another ABCC case dropped after it was deemed they had no reasonable prospects of success. In October 2016…

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Pre litigation discovery the first step to enforcing Agreement terms and conditions

Pre litigation discovery the first step to enforcing Agreement terms and conditions

After suspecting an Agreement had been breached, our client, the ETU, had limited options moving forward because the relevant project was complete. With the use of pre litigation discovery, we…

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Federal Court finds CFMEU has right to hold discussions in crib room

Federal Court finds CFMEU has right to hold discussions in crib room

The Federal Court has approved the CFMEU’s interpretation of the Fair Work Act, rejecting BMA’s arguments and finding the union had a right to hold discussion in the dragline’s crib…

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Undertakings Deemed Insufficient as Agreement fails Better Off Overall Test

Undertakings Deemed Insufficient as Agreement fails Better Off Overall Test

After more than two years of proceedings, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has held that undertakings will not resolve deficiencies where an Agreement fails the Better Off…

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