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Hall Payne Lawyers scores record $1.27m compensation for adverse action claim

Hall Payne Lawyers scores record $1.27m compensation for adverse action claim

After being awarded $630k for injuries sustained at work, our client was stood down by Rio Tinto. Along with the CFMEU, we alleged they took adverse action because our client…

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Court calls out Rio Tinto’s “recalcitrance” in CFMEU member win

Court calls out Rio Tinto’s “recalcitrance” in CFMEU member win

After almost three years of litigation, the Federal Court has identified Rio Tinto’s “disturbing level of recalcitrance” and “hollow” claims as CFMEU member wins compensation and a penalty of a…

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Hall Payne appeals to Super Fund and wins over “at work” definition

Hall Payne appeals to Super Fund and wins over “at work” definition

Our client had to stop work because of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When he did, his super fund rejected his insurance claim, arguing he didn’t meet the “at work” definition….

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CFMEU Charges Dropped as Royal Commission Case labelled a “Dog’s Breakfast”

CFMEU Charges Dropped as Royal Commission Case labelled a “Dog’s Breakfast”

Following a suite of failed allegations stemming from the Trade Union Royal Commission, two separate decisions have seen CFMEU charges dropped.

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Black Lung resurgence: seeking compensation and getting help

Black Lung resurgence: seeking compensation and getting help

A 100% preventable disease, the resurgence of black lung is an outrage. That compensation for sufferers is being rejected should be an affront to us all. Decades after black lung…

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Hall Payne makes two senior appointments in Industrial Relations and Employment Law

Hall Payne makes two senior appointments in Industrial Relations and Employment Law

Hall Payne Lawyers is thrilled to announce two senior appointments within the firm, as award winning Juliana Virine and specialist Joseph Kennedy get promoted to Senior Associate. Having been with Hall Payne…

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Nursing misconduct penalty reduced amidst exceptional mitigating circumstances

Nursing misconduct penalty reduced amidst exceptional mitigating circumstances

A registered nurse who had started a relationship with a former patient admitted to allegations of professional misconduct brought by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). The NMBA sought…

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CFMEU public interest role praised as Court finds against Rio Tinto

CFMEU public interest role praised as Court finds against Rio Tinto

The Federal Court has found in favour of six workers who were denied access to their personal leave entitlements while working at the Hail Creek Mine, run by Rio Tinto. Supported…

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CFMEU records another win as Fair Work Building Inspectorate Notice to Produce labelled “Woefully Deficient”

CFMEU records another win as Fair Work Building Inspectorate Notice to Produce labelled “Woefully Deficient”

The Federal Court has again criticised the Fair Work Building Inspectorate, this time for issuing the CFMEU with a Notice to Produce Documents that was “woefully deficient”, and therefore invalid….

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Nurse to patient ratio becomes law in Queensland

Nurse to patient ratio becomes law in Queensland

A Nurse to Patient ratio has just been legislated across Queensland, strengthening patient safety & enhancing high quality health services across the State. The Palaszczuk government has delivered on an…

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Black Lung: What is it, and what can I do if I’m showing symptoms?

Black Lung: What is it, and what can I do if I’m showing symptoms?

Decades after the disease was thought to have been eradicated from Australian coalfields, eight cases of black lung have been identified in the last year. What happens if you’re diagnosed,…

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Full Federal Court Slams Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate in another CFMEU win

Full Federal Court Slams Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate in another CFMEU win

The CFMEU win again, as the Full Federal Court dismisses “inappropriate” proceedings from the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate, labelling their approach as “misconceived” & “unhelpful.” In a joint decision,…

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