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The year in review: Industrial Relations in 2015

The year in review: Industrial Relations in 2015

As the year comes to an end we review the big wins from Hall Payne Lawyers, as well as key legal developments in Industrial Relations in 2015. Trade unions from…

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ABCC submissions dismissed for third time, this time by Federal Court

ABCC submissions dismissed for third time, this time by Federal Court

Less than two weeks after gaining enhanced powers, ABCC submissions have been dismissed for the third time, this time by the the Full Court of the Federal Court. This decision…

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Success after a rejected tourist visa allows grandparents to meet their grandson.

Success after a rejected tourist visa allows grandparents to meet their grandson.

A rejected tourist visa application meant our client’s parents couldn’t come and meet their grandson. A difficult situation for all, we worked with the applicants to demonstrate that they were…

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Hall Payne secures work injury compensation settlement for injured rural electrician

Hall Payne secures work injury compensation settlement for injured rural electrician

After our client was injured during an electric arc flash, his employer refused to accept any responsibility. We commenced a claim for damages, and ended up settling the matter out…

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Hall Payne appoints Cale Fryer Principal

Hall Payne appoints Cale Fryer Principal

Hall Payne is thrilled to appoint Cale Fryer Principal of the firm. Cale started with the firm as a law clerk in 2009, and has continued at Hall Payne since…

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Hall Payne Lawyers scores record $1.27m compensation for adverse action claim

Hall Payne Lawyers scores record $1.27m compensation for adverse action claim

After being awarded $630k for injuries sustained at work, our client was stood down by Rio Tinto. Along with the CFMEU, we alleged they took adverse action because our client…

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Court calls out Rio Tinto’s “recalcitrance” in CFMEU member win

Court calls out Rio Tinto’s “recalcitrance” in CFMEU member win

After almost three years of litigation, the Federal Court has identified Rio Tinto’s “disturbing level of recalcitrance” and “hollow” claims as CFMEU member wins compensation and a penalty of a…

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Hall Payne appeals to Super Fund and wins over “at work” definition

Hall Payne appeals to Super Fund and wins over “at work” definition

Our client had to stop work because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When he did, his super fund rejected his insurance claim, arguing he didn’t meet the “at work” definition….

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CFMEU Charges Dropped as Royal Commission Case labelled a “Dog’s Breakfast”

CFMEU Charges Dropped as Royal Commission Case labelled a “Dog’s Breakfast”

Following a suite of failed allegations stemming from the Trade Union Royal Commission, two separate decisions have seen CFMEU charges dropped.

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Black Lung resurgence: seeking compensation and getting help

Black Lung resurgence: seeking compensation and getting help

A 100% preventable disease, the resurgence of black lung is an outrage. That compensation for sufferers is being rejected should be an affront to us all. Decades after black lung…

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Hall Payne makes two senior appointments in Industrial Relations and Employment Law

Hall Payne makes two senior appointments in Industrial Relations and Employment Law

Hall Payne Lawyers is thrilled to announce two senior appointments within the firm, as award winning Juliana Virine and specialist Joseph Kennedy get promoted to Senior Associate. Having been with Hall Payne…

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Nursing misconduct penalty reduced amidst exceptional mitigating circumstances

Nursing misconduct penalty reduced amidst exceptional mitigating circumstances

A registered nurse who had started a relationship with a former patient admitted to allegations of professional misconduct brought by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The NMBA sought…

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