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  1. Right call, wrong time – when does a requirement become inherent?

    10 May 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    The FWC finds that Baptcare Limited had “prematurely” dismissed an unvaccinated worker by not taking into account his ability to perform his role from home. In Issue Was it unreasonable to dismiss an unvaccinated employee who, while pursuant...

  2. Vaccine Policies in a Post Pandemic Workplace – Tips to Minimise Claim Exposure

    11 April 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    As we adopt a ‘living with COVID-19’ mentality, State Governments are slowly shifting their position and allowing organisations and individuals to manage their own risk in relation to mandatory vaccination. In what may be a signal of things to...

  3. Work Health & Safety Federal Update 2022 - What you need to know

    13 January 2022 | Insurance & Health Law

    Further to our previous Federal Update on the Work Health and Safety laws in Australia, we continue to see a raft of Australian jurisdictions make changes to WHS laws in order to enhance the obligations of businesses, strengthen offences and prohibit...

  4. Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

    20 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Federal Government has released the draft Religious Discrimination Bill 2021 which allows religious bodies and schools to make employment decisions based on the employee’s beliefs to preserve the “religious ethos”.

  5. Claiming further compensation after finalisation of a damages claim – is it really a clear-cut case of ‘double dipping’?

    8 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The Queensland Court of Appeal recently considered whether WorkCover Queensland was entitled to be reimbursed compensation paid to a deceased worker’s spouse under sections 196 and 197 of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003...

  6. No consultation = Mandatory Vaccination Unreasonable

    7 December 2021 | Insurance & Health Law

    The FWC Full Bench finds that BHP failed to adequately consult with its workers at Mr Arthur mine before implementing a mandatory vaccination policy.

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