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NSW bus driver traffic charge dismissed by the Court

Court dismisses NSW bus driver’s traffic charge

In March 2022, we represented a member of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (NSW) to defend a traffic charge. The Court ultimately dismissed the charge, despite the RTBU member pleading guilty.

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Rejected workers compensation claim decision overturned after employer failed to consult

Blindsiding a worker into a redundancy meeting is not “reasonable management action”

A worker’s initial claim for workers compensation was denied by WorkCover Queensland due to the employer’s actions being considered “reasonable management action”. The worker ultimately appealed to the QIRC who overturned the prior decision and the workers’ compensation claim was ultimately accepted.

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Benefits for incorporating associations and clubs

Benefits of incorporating associations and clubs

In this article, we explore the benefits of incorporating as an association in Queensland, under the Associations Incorporation Act 1999 (Qld) and provide a guide as to how an association goes about incorporating.

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Why you should get property insurance as soon as you sign a contract

The importance of property insurance for buyers during the purchasing process

When a buyer signs an REIQ contract to purchase a property in Queensland, clause 8.1 of the contract provides that the property is at the risk of the buyer from 5:00 pm on the first business day after the contract date.

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Hospital HR worker request to work from home refused by employer

Work from home request refused by employer - decision upheld by QIRC

A Queensland tribunal has affirmed the decision of a public hospital to refuse an ongoing ‘work from home’ arrangement for its HR staff, which was introduced during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Worker’s compensation claims NSW – your entitlement to medical and other expenses

Worker’s compensation claims NSW – your entitlement to medical and other expenses

We explore what medical treatment expenses and other injury-related expenses are available for people injured at work in NSW.

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Download the PEXA Key app to protect your banking details during property transactions

PEXA Key – the secure app to protect your property transaction banking details

The PEXA Key app is primarily designed as a secure way to request and share banking details between clients and their conveyancers/solicitors.

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Stop sexual harassment application dismissed due t no risk of future sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace: Australia’s first stop sexual harassment case

In this case, where a worker lodged a “Stop Sexual Harassment” application, the application was dismissed due to “no risk of future sexual harassment”.

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Fighting at work can lead to disciplinary action, including termination

Fighting at work can lead to disciplinary action, including termination

A worker involved in a physical altercation in the workplace can face serious disciplinary consequences, including the immediate termination of their employment.

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Registered health practitioners have an obligation to notify their National Board of criminal charges

Health practitioners’ obligations to notify AHPRA of criminal charges

In most cases, health practitioners are required to inform AHPRA if they have been “charged” with a criminal offence, whether or not they are convicted.

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Claiming workers compensation in NSW

How to claim workers compensation in NSW

Eligibility for claiming workers compensation in NSW requires that the injured worker has sustained an ‘injury arising out of or in the course of employment’. Read more on our 'how to' guide for lodging a NSW workers compensation claim.

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Can I get my job back after unfair dismissal?

Worker's job reinstated after unfair dismissal

A recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has quashed a compensation order in an unfair dismissal matter and held reinstatement to be the appropriate remedy.

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