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Right to silence back on the WHS agenda?

24-08-15 | The Australian Law Reform Commission's (ALRC) recently released interim report has called into question the suitability of provisions under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act), such as the provision excluding the right to silence and the provisions reversing the legal burden of proof.

WHS Act: Project manager not an “officer” in due diligence test case

24-08-15 | A recent decision by the ACT Industrial Court in Mckie v Al-Hasani and Kenoss Contractors Pty Ltd [2015] has clarified the definition of an officer under the new workplace health and safety (WHS) laws.

Sparke Helmore in the running for Australian Law Awards

17-08-15 | Sparke Helmore Lawyers are pleased to announce that we have been selected as finalists across six categories in the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Full Federal Court widens definition of work-related injury

07-08-15 | In a recent decision, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has clarified that a person making a claim for a work-related injury is not required to establish a "sudden or identifiable" physiological change in order to meet the definition of injury under s 14 of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) (SRC Act).

NSW Govt announces $1billion reform package to NSW workers’ compensation scheme

06-08-15 | The NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet, announced a $1 billion insurance reform package on 4 August 2015, following previous indications that the Government would be making further changes to the workers' compensation scheme.

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