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NT Fire Service Employee Reinstated

NT Fire Service Employee Reinstated

On 15 June 2015 Hall Payne Lawyers obtained a consent order at the Fair Work Commission for the reinstatement of Leading Firefighter Paul Rubie to his position with the Northern...

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Failure of Investigation Fatal to Disciplinary Action

Failure of Investigation Fatal to Disciplinary Action

The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) purported to demote a senior officer (the “Appellant”) on the basis of multiple breaches of the Northern Territory Public Sector Employment…

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May Day 2015 in the Northern Territory

May Day 2015 in the Northern Territory

May Day 2015 in Darwin was a huge success and Hall Payne are delighted to have been the major sponsor. John Payne joined James Burke for a full weekend of...

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Launch of the Hall Payne Lawyers Women’s Law Group

Launch of the Hall Payne Lawyers Women’s Law Group

On Friday 17 April 2015, writer and comedian Catherine Deveny launched the Hall Payne Lawyers Women’s Law Group at the Fox Hotel with all proceeds from the night going to...

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Queensland Secretary of CFMEU Construction retains right of entry permit

Queensland Secretary of CFMEU Construction retains right of entry permit

In June 2014 the Queensland Branch of the construction union, the CFMEU (the Union), applied to the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) to renew the right of entry permit of…

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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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