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Modern slavery requirements impact local government agencies subject to existing legislative obligations

13-05-19 | Until recently, "modern slavery" was not a concept that many would associate with the Australian workplace.

Royal Commission into institutional abuse implications—the irreducible minimum for a fair trial

10-05-19 | The NSW Court of Appeal delivered its seminal judgment in Moubarak by his tutor Coorey v Holt [2019] NSWCA 102 yesterday, which is also the first time it has ordered a permanent stay.

Short-term rental owners not required to warn about obvious slip risks

09-05-19 | The District Court of Western Australia decision of Nikolich v Webb [2019] WADC 58 looks at obvious risks and the precautions that owners were required to take in a short-term rental property.

Court quashes Queensland WHS breach director's conviction on appeal

07-05-19 | The Queensland Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of a man who was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment following his conviction by a District Court jury earlier this year for a Category 1 safety breach.

South Australian Employment Tribunal case update

02-05-19 | The Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) (RTW Act) represented the most significant reform to workers' compensation legislation in South Australia for the best part of 30 years and replaced the repealed Worker's Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986.

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