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17-10-18 | The Full Court of the Federal Court's (Court) recent decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131 has sparked significant media attention challenging a prevailing view about casual employment and prompting calls for legislative intervention to cure the perceived impact of the Court's decision.


Not just "me" in CME—newly updated co-op governance principles

11-10-18 | For some time board members at co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) have expressed a desire to better understand their unique responsibilities.


Commissioner refuses claim for privilege over investigation report

08-10-18 | A recent Fair Work Commission case has highlighted the importance of "getting the rules right" if you want a document to be protected by legal professional privilege.


Conflicting evidence—the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts

04-10-18 | Analysing what can sometimes be a great deal of conflicting evidence is no easy feat. However, in a recent decision, the NSW Court of Appeal has set out the "lay of the land" for Courts when analysing evidence, within the context of an allegedly fraudulent CTP claim.


High Court lays down the law on what is unreasonable

03-10-18 | The High Court's decision in Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v SZVFW [2018] HCA 30 provided a restatement of the general principles relating to the law of whether an administrative decision maker's decision could be said to be legally unreasonable, the role of an appellate Court in considering an alleged error of law and the scope of the powers available to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.


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