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City of Darwin loses bid to suppress bullying report

City of Darwin loses bid to suppress bullying report

The law recognises the severe impact that workplace bullying and harassment can have on workers’ health and wellbeing. For example, victims are now able to apply to the Fair Work…

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National Redress Scheme opens for victims of institutional child sexual abuse

National Redress Scheme opens for victims of institutional child sexual abuse

The National Redress Scheme was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. What remedies are available? The National Redress Scheme may assist in…

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Doyles Guide Awards 2018

Doyles Guide Awards 2018

Doyles Guide is an awards recognition program for law firms and lawyers across Australia. Awards are attributed as “Australia wide” or for specific states and territories. They are also awarded…

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Hall Payne wins reinstatement for labour hire worker in the mining industry

Hall Payne wins reinstatement for labour hire worker in the mining industry

Hall Payne Lawyers has a proud history of working collaboratively with trade unions and their members to achieve exceptional results for Australian workers. Our commitment to fighting for workers’ rights…

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Hall Payne Lawyers & ETU catch employer out for two breaches of agreement

Hall Payne Lawyers & ETU catch employer out for two breaches of agreement

In a type of case rarely seen before the court, the Federal Court ruled last week on two breaches of the enterprise agreement by Walz Group at the Rocklands Copper…

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Hall Payne regains right of entry permit for CFMMEU official

Hall Payne regains right of entry permit for CFMMEU official

Through employing a planned and comprehensive strategy, Hall Payne Lawyers were recently able to assist a CFMMEU official with regaining his federal right of entry permit. An unrestricted right of…

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Significant Underpayment Ruling for Bacon Factories’ Union

Significant Underpayment Ruling for Bacon Factories’ Union

Hall Payne Lawyers recently acted for the Bacon Factories’ Union of Employees, Queensland in a dispute with Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory over the payment of shift penalties. The heavily casualised…

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Historic win for contract workers employed by Spotless

Historic win for contract workers employed by Spotless

In a significant win for contract workers, the Federal Court recently found that Berkeley Challenge Pty Ltd, a part of the Spotless Group, contravened sections 117 and 119 (and therefore…

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Rio Tinto fined again for breach of Hail Creek enterprise agreement

Rio Tinto fined again for breach of Hail Creek enterprise agreement

The Federal Court recently found that Hail Creek Coal Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, contravened its enterprise agreement, and therefore section 50 of the Fair Work Act 2009…

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People first at Hall Payne Lawyers

People first at Hall Payne Lawyers

At Hall Payne Lawyers, our clients are our priority. We strive to ensure that our clients feel comfortable, confident and connected during their time with us. We were so pleased…

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Indi Gunadasa appointed Associate at Hall Payne Lawyers

Indi Gunadasa appointed Associate at Hall Payne Lawyers

Hall Payne is proud to announce the appointment of Hobart lawyer Indi Gunadasa to Associate. Having joined Hall Payne in 2016, Indi is a key member of our Tasmanian office…

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Important decision handed down by Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

Important decision handed down by Queensland Industrial Relations Commission

On 21 February 2018 the Full Bench of the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission handed down its decision in Electrical Trades Union and ors v Brisbane City Council. The case was…

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