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Reasonably practicable vs reasonable excuse: A misdirection to the jury

05-06-19 | The Court of Appeal has published the reasons for its decision to quash Mr Gary Lavin's conviction and order a retrial of his case.


Congratulations to our three Partner of the Year finalists

04-06-19 | We're proud to have had three finalists in this year's Partner of the Year Awards, celebrating outstanding performances by partners across individual practice areas.


"High jinx gone wrong" leads to landmark Category 1 prosecution for SafeWork

31-05-19 | SafeWork SA has successfully prosecuted an individual for bullying a co-worker under a Category 1 Work Health and Safety offence.


Compensation upheld for workplace "investigation", not discipline

30-05-19 | An employer's policies and procedures can be important in considering the circumstances in which action taken by an employer is considered to be discipline if the actions were not harsh and unreasonable.


More inspectors and new OHS infringement notices to be introduced in Victoria

29-05-19 | The Victorian 2019?20 State Budget was delivered on 27 May 2019, bringing with it a $16.6 million funding boost to WorkSafe Victoria.


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