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CFMEU public interest role praised as Court finds against Rio Tinto

CFMEU public interest role praised as Court finds against Rio Tinto

The Federal Court has found in favour of six workers who were denied access to their personal leave entitlements while working at the Hail Creek Mine, run by Rio Tinto. Supported…

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CFMEU records another win as Fair Work Building Inspectorate Notice to Produce labelled “Woefully Deficient”

CFMEU records another win as Fair Work Building Inspectorate Notice to Produce labelled “Woefully Deficient”

The Federal Court has again criticised the Fair Work Building Inspectorate, this time for issuing the CFMEU with a Notice to Produce Documents that was “woefully deficient”, and therefore invalid….

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Nurse to patient ratio becomes law in Queensland

Nurse to patient ratio becomes law in Queensland

A Nurse to Patient ratio has just been legislated across Queensland, strengthening patient safety & enhancing high quality health services across the State. The Palaszczuk government has delivered on an…

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Black Lung: What is it, and what can I do if I’m showing symptoms?

Black Lung: What is it, and what can I do if I’m showing symptoms?

Decades after the disease was thought to have been eradicated from Australian coalfields, eight cases of black lung have been identified in the last year. What happens if you’re diagnosed,…

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Full Federal Court Slams Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate in another CFMEU win

Full Federal Court Slams Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate in another CFMEU win

The CFMEU win again, as the Full Federal Court dismisses “inappropriate” proceedings from the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate, labelling their approach as “misconceived” & “unhelpful.” In a joint decision,…

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Trade Union Royal Commission Police Taskforce drop all charges against CFMEU organiser

Trade Union Royal Commission Police Taskforce drop all charges against CFMEU organiser

The Queensland police have dropped all charges against CFMEU organiser Justin Steele in the fifth instance of failed charges by the Police Taskforce. In May of last year a developer…

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ETU Protected Action Ballot approved despite opposition from NECA

ETU Protected Action Ballot approved despite opposition from NECA

The ETU has successfully obtained three protected action ballot orders despite opposition from NECA, the peak body for employers in the electrical contracting industry. The Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information,…

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Unfair deal binned as United Voice restores penalty rates for HospitalityX workers

Unfair deal binned as United Voice restores penalty rates for HospitalityX workers

What started as an unfair deal pushed upon staff at Capalaba Sports Club has ended in the opportunity for hundreds of hospitality workers around the country to claim unpaid penalty…

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District Court dismisses Real Estate employer’s attempt at restraint of former employee

District Court dismisses Real Estate employer’s attempt at restraint of former employee

Restraint of former employee backfires, as the Queensland District Court throws out Real Estate Agency’s attempts to limit the activities of a former employee. Our client, a real estate agent,…

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QLD Supreme Court rules on damages payable to minor following parents’ death

QLD Supreme Court rules on damages payable to minor following parents’ death

The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that fund management fees are not to form part of damages payable where an amount is held on trust following the death of a…

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HPL Associate Juliana Virine recognised as Employment Law rising star

HPL Associate Juliana Virine recognised as Employment Law rising star

Doyle’s Guide name Hall Payne Lawyers Associate Juliana Virine as an Employment Law Rising Star, and recognise HPL and Directors Luke Tiley and Luke Forsyth as national leaders in employment…

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CFMEU member wins long running case against Rio Tinto

CFMEU member wins long running case against Rio Tinto

The Federal Court has found that Rio Tinto, operator of the Hail Creek Mine, unlawfully victimised a worker and CFMEU member who had won a $630,000 damages claim against the…

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