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Congratulations to the ACC Government Lawyer of the Year, Annette Musolino

17-11-17 | Congratulations to the Department of Human Services' Chief Counsel, Annette Musolino, who was named Government Lawyer of the Year at the 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel Australia In-house Lawyer Awards.


The stats don't lie—Fair Work Commission releases financial year reports

14-11-17 | The Fair Work Commission recently published its quarterly reports for the 1 April to 30 June 2017 period and we've summarised the findings.


The dividend dilemma

02-11-17 | Since the introduction of the new balance sheet test for the payment of dividends in 2010, there has been considerable debate on the correct interpretation of s 254T of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).


New bill proposes increase to compensation for workers' dependants

02-11-17 | The Workers' Compensation and Injury Management Amendment Bill 2017 was introduced yesterday, with the proposed amendments to increase compensation for workers' dependants in Western Australia.


What does a reasonable employment restraint look like?

27-10-17 | To be enforceable, restraint of trade clauses must be reasonable. A court will test reasonableness by considering if the clause protects the legitimate business interests of the enforcer and if it is in the public interest.


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