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Causation in Industrial Deafness matters—s 17 WCA clarified

06-09-18 | In Hay v Commonwealth Steel Company Pty Ltd [2018] NSWWCCPD 31, Mr Hay brought a claim in 2017 for lump sum compensation and hearing aids arising from industrial deafness caused by his employment with the Respondent. Liability for the claim was declined on the basis that the claim had been brought out of time.


Changes to the Crown lands legislation—what local government needs to know

06-09-18 | On 1 July 2018, the remaining provisions of the Crown Lands Management Act 2016 (CLM Act) commenced operation and the Office of Local Government has recently rolled out training to prepare local Councils. The CLM Act has replaced various Crown land legislation and introduced significant changes to the management of Crown land by local Councils. This alert outlines some of those changes.


Workplace Matters 13

31-08-18 | Welcome to Issue 13 of Workplace Matters, a digital publication bringing you the latest legal updates in safety and employment directly from our experts.


Proposed amendments to the NSW Security of Payment Act

29-08-18 | The New South Wales government has released proposed amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act) for public consultation until 18 September 2018.


Are you prepared for new whistleblower protections?

03-08-18 | Companies may need to update existing whistleblower policies by 1 January 2019 to remain compliant with the new whistleblower protection laws.


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