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Beaumaris Primary School child sexual abuse inquiry expands

Beaumaris Primary School child sexual abuse inquiry expands

The Victorian Government’s Board of Inquiry into child sexual abuse claims in Beaumaris Primary School and other government schools has taken a significant turn as it expands its scope to include six additional schools and uncovers allegations against two previously unnamed teachers.

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Can I return to work after a successful TPD claim?

Can I return to work after a successful TPD claim?

Workers who claim TPD benefits after injury or illness often ask us if there are any options to return to work after receiving their TPD payout. The short answer is, there are some options but there are limitations and conditions.

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NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury

NSW worker’s compensation claims due to aggravation of a previous injury

It’s a common question: Can I claim worker’s compensation if my injury is an aggravation of a previous injury. The short answer is yes!

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Coercive control law changes in Queensland

Coercive control law changes in Queensland

There has been a growing recognition of the need to expand the legal framework for domestic violence beyond physical violence to include the complex dynamics of power and coercive control. The introduction of new legislation in Queensland to criminalise coercive control, is a step forward in addressing domestic violence.

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Hall Payne Lawyers appoints Dale Blackmore as Principal Solicitor

Hall Payne Lawyers appoints Dale Blackmore as Principal Solicitor

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dale Blackmore as Principal Solicitor at Hall Payne Lawyers.

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Workplace entitlements based on length of service with your employer

Workplace entitlements based on length of service with your employer

The length of time you spend employed by your employer is also known as your length of service. Your right to access certain entitlements in relation to your employment, and the size of those entitlements, can depend on your length of service with your employer.

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My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied

Help! My NSW worker’s compensation claim has been denied

Understanding the reasons your NSW worker’s compensation claim is rejected will help you determine what your options are to appeal that decision and have it reviewed.

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Powers of Australian regulators and implications for employees involved in investigations

Powers of Australian regulators and implications for employees involved in investigations

There are a number of regulatory bodies in Australia whose investigative powers intersect with workplace and work-related activities. It’s crucial for employees who are subject to, or anticipate being subject to an investigation by a regulator, to seek legal advice to protect their interests.

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Additional hours – what is reasonable?

Additional hours – what is reasonable?

According to The Australia Institute, the average Australian worker performs 6 weeks of unpaid overtime a year, worth over $8,000 per worker, per year. Managers and professionals experience the highest rates of unpaid overtime and excessive or unreasonable hours.

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Nurses denied pay for time spent self-testing for COVID-19 before every shift

Nurses denied pay for time spent self-testing for COVID-19 before every shift

In May 2023, the Fair Work Commission determined that a group of nurses and nursing staff, covered by an enterprise agreement, were not entitled, under that agreement, to overtime pay for the time they spent testing themselves for COVID-19 before each shift.

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NT workers compensation appeal a big win for victim of racial abuse

Appeal win for vulnerable first nations victim of vile workplace abuse

Since an initial worker’s compensation victory for this First Nations client’s severe exposure to racial abuse, we have weathered two appeals on behalf of our client, both made by the Northern Territory Department of Health. We are now delighted to report a favourable conclusion of these lengthy legal proceedings.

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Psychological injury claims after employer implemented vaccine mandates

Psychological injury claims after employer implemented vaccine mandates

Two recent decisions in the NSW Personal Injury Commission (PIC) have awarded compensation to workers who suffered a psychological injury as a result of the employer’s implementation of the NSW government’s vaccination public health order.

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