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Class Actions in Australia: Issues for Insurers in 2017 - download your copy here.
  1. Temporary Skills Shortage Visa and its obligations on employers

    26 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Australian Government recently introduced reforms to its visa programmes, which will result in the Temporary Skills Shortage visa replacing the Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457) visa. The reforms focus on prioritising Australian workers,...

  2. Full Court of Appeal upholds dismissal relating to controversial social media comments

    26 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    ADF decision to terminate employment of officer for homophobic comments published on social media did not amount to unfair dismissal. In Issue Whether the decision to terminate the service of an ADF officer was invalid by reason of the implied...

  3. High Court to decide whether Federal Court had power to prohibit indemnification for a penalty imposed by it

    25 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Federal Court imposed penalties on a union official for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act), and ordered that the union was not to indemnify the official for those penalties. On appeal the Full Court of the Federal Court held that section...

  4. Westfield not liable to plaintiff for non-party independent cleaner’s negligence

    24 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Delegation of cleaning duties to independent cleaning contractor absolved occupier shopping centre from liability for serious injuries following slip and fall in common area. In Issue Whether delegation of cleaning duties to independent contractor...

  5. A win for local authority - Council not liable for plaintiff’s tumble

    24 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Barry.Nilsson. recently successfully defended a claim against Brisbane City Council by establishing that the plaintiff's injury was not, as alleged by her, sustained when her foot became entrapped by a protruding object in a park. In Issue Whether the

  6. Building Actions

    17 May 2017 | Insurance & Health Law

    Whether a claim issued against a structural engineer was statute barred on the basis that it did not amount to a "building action" for the purposes of the Building Act 2004 (ACT). In Issue Whether the plaintiffs’ claim fell within the...

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