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  1. COVID-19 death found to have occurred during the course of worker’s employment

    8 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    In issue In issue before the Commission was: Whether the deceased was an employee of the respondent Whether his COVID-19 infection arose out of or in the course of his employment Whether his employment with the respondent was the main contributing factor...

  2. COVID-19 Wrap-Up 2021: The Year of the Phoenix?

    7 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    COVID-19 has proven to be a catalyst for novel societal changes. As the “novelty” wears off and the world resets to a post-COVID reality, what will be “normal”? While the pandemic persisted throughout 2021, the year saw concerted...

  3. Mandatory Vaccinations in the Workplace: Are they discriminatory?

    17 November 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    A key issue which may not be immediately apparent is possible discrimination, particularly when employers or organisations are considering implementing a mandatory vaccination policy in directing employee inoculation.

  4. Mandatory Vaccinations: A workers’ compensation pickle

    4 November 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Generally, employers have a statutory obligation under relevant workplace health and safety legislation to ensure (so far as reasonably practicable) the health and safety of its employees. Mandatory vaccination policies are, for some employers, now being...

  5. 9 out of 10: FCA finds in favour of insurers in Second COVID-19 Insurance Test Cases

    1 November 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 8 October 2021 the Federal Court of Australia handed down judgment in the second business interruption test case. The Court found that in 9 of the 10 proceedings, the insuring clauses did not respond and the insurer was not liable to indemnify the insured.

  6. Mandatory Vaccinations: A Jab at Employees’ Privacy?

    21 October 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    Following the rise of government mandated vaccinations across multiple industries and workers in Australia, it's unsurprising to see that many employers, whose businesses are not affected by these government mandates, are also choosing to follow suit...

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