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  1. Precautions reasonably practicable: not determinative of reasonable excuse

    4 July 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    In February this year, Mr Gary Lavin, director of Multi-Run Roofing (Multi-Run), was found guilty by a jury of Category 1 reckless conduct under s31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act). It was the first Category 1 criminal prosecution in...

  2. NSW case manager prosecuted by worker for an offence under the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 (WIMA)

    27 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) has issued an alert[1] about an injured worker who has taken the unusual step of prosecuting her case manager (EML) for its failure to determine her claim for compensation as and...

  3. Time’s up! Limitation period in claim for costs of raising a child

    18 June 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The court was asked to decide whether the applicants, in a claim for the costs of raising their child with Down Syndrome, were subject to a 3 or 6 year limitation period, and if the three year limitation period applied, whether an order to extend that...

  4. Privacy, data and information sharing laws - where we've come from and where we're going

    8 April 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    There’s been an ever increasing push for regulatory reform around data – how it’s used, shared and kept safe, particularly in relation to the personal information of individuals. Last year was a big year of change for the management of...

  5. Lack of practice makes perfect defence fail

    26 March 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    The New South Wales District Court considers a spate of recent peer professional opinion defence decisions and says no witness necessary for pure mental harm. In this recent District Court decision four family members of a man who died following discharge...

  6. Queensland First: Director sentenced to one year in prison and company fined $1 million under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011

    25 February 2019 | Insurance & Health Law

    On 6 February 2019, Mr Gary Lavin and his company, Multi-Run Roofing were found guilty of Category 1 reckless conduct under s31 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the Act). Mr Lavin was sentenced in the Maroochydore District Court to one year...

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