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High Court holds that Queensland Rail is subject to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

High Court holds that Queensland Rail is subject to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

Today the High Court unanimously held that Queensland Rail is a Constitutional Corporation and as such is covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). HaIn 2013 the then Newman...

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Case Update: Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU

Case Update: Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU

On 20 May 2014 Hall Payne Lawyers obtained an interlocutory order from the Federal Court which reinstated a member of the Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU, the President...

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WIN for ETU

WIN for ETU

On 16 July 2014 Hall Payne Lawyers (HPL) obtained an order in favour of the CEPU against Thyssenkrupp Elevator Australia Pty Ltd (Thyssenkrupp). The Federal Circuit Court declared that Thyssenkrupp...

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Hall Payne’s general protections win demonstrates importance of union membership

Hall Payne’s general protections win demonstrates importance of union membership

Yesterday, Hall Payne Lawyers won a general protections matter in the Federal Court of Australia for United Voice. The proceeding concerned the termination by child care employer MDBR123 Pty Ltd...

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Full Bench upholds dispute finding for United Voice Queensland

Full Bench upholds dispute finding for United Voice Queensland

On 10 February 2015 a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission in Serco Australia Pty Ltd v United Voice [2015] FWCFB 841 dismissed an appeal which sought to challenge...

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Successful appearance for Hall Payne Lawyers at Coronial Inquest

Successful appearance for Hall Payne Lawyers at Coronial Inquest

On 11 February 2014 a United Voice member (the First United Voice Member) attended upon HPL for a free consultation about a Courier Mail article containing the sub-heading “A Brisbane...

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Getting it right the first time

Getting it right the first time

A recent Full Bench decision of the Fair Work Commission has highlighted the importance of properly electing whether to pursue relief for unfair dismissal or a general protections dispute when...

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Hall Payne Lawyers Case Note: Windley v Gladstone Ten Pin Bowl

Hall Payne Lawyers Case Note: Windley v Gladstone Ten Pin Bowl

On the evening of 23 August 2008, Ms Windley alleged that she sustained injuries when she attended Gladstone Ten Pin Bowl with work colleagues. Ms Windley suffered a fractured left...

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Hall Payne Lawyers assists United Voice Northern NT Branch to reduce partial work ban deduction

Hall Payne Lawyers assists United Voice Northern NT Branch to reduce partial work ban deduction

Hall Payne Lawyers recently represented United Voice, Northern Territory Branch in respect of its ongoing industrial dispute with St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc. United Voice paramedics in the Northern...

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Sunbuild Asbestos Dispute

Sunbuild Asbestos Dispute

The Federal Court of Australia has found that four CFMEU officials are entitled to continue their claim against Sunbuild Pty Ltd ("Sunbuild") for refusing them entry and/or hindering and obstructing...

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