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Default “one size fits all” approach to disciplinary action doesn’t work

Default “one size fits all” approach to disciplinary action doesn’t work

After 16 years of impeccable service, a captain’s work life came to a dramatic end after making a mistake due to poor judgement caused by anxiety. His mistake resulted in…

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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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Visitation Rights Dispute: Hall Payne Reunites Father & Son After 2 Years of Separation

Visitation Rights Dispute: Hall Payne Reunites Father & Son After 2 Years of Separation

Frustrated by failed attempts to get access to his son, a desperate father turned to Hall Payne. Within 12 Days, our family law team won him the visitation rights he…

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What is an Advance Health Directive? – Why Do You Need One?

What is an Advance Health Directive? – Why Do You Need One?

An Advance Health Directive (AHD) is a legal document used in Queensland which allows you to give instructions about your health care if you can’t make decisions for yourself. In…

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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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Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

Clayton v Jetcrete: The importance of expert evidence in personal injury litigation

The recent decision of the District Court of Queensland in Clayton v Jetcrete Oz Pty Ltd serves as a reminder of the importance of credibility of and the reliability of…

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Black lung inquiry issues interim reports, widening scope to examine full effects

Black lung inquiry issues interim reports, widening scope to examine full effects

A fundamental failure in the health surveillance systems comes under even greater scrutiny as the Queensland Parliament’s black lung inquiry expands, with a broader terms of reference set to examine the full…

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