Publications

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16 Dec 2009

"Adverse Action" - the sleeping giant in the new era of Fair Work

With effect from 1 July 2009, new “adverse action” provisions were introduced under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FW Act”).  These provisions are...

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Employment
24 Mar 2010

Individual Flexibility arrangements - do they really provide flexibility?

A recent decision of Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) appears to significantly narrow the way in which “Individual Flexibility Arrangements” (“IFAs...

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Employment
24 Mar 2010

Workplace bullying - don't be caught out in the crackdown

With all the activity surrounding the introduction of Modern Awards and the National Employment Standards under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FW Act”),...

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Employment
25 Mar 2010

Change in the air - High Court lays down the law to WorkCover NSW regarding OHS prosecutions

The recent landmark case of Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission; Kirk Group Holdings Pty Limited v WorkCover Authority of New South Wales (Inspector Childs) [2010]...

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Employment
12 May 2010

Circular Resolutions of Committees of Inspection Produce No Legally Effective Result

In a decision of Justice Barrett of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in the long continuing One.Tel saga handed down on 7 May 2010 (Onefone Australia Pty Ltd v One...

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Corporate & Commercial
19 May 2010

Last Fling on Compensation for Reduction in Groundwater Entitlements?

In December 2009 in the case of ICM Agriculture Pty Ltd v the Commonwealth the High Court determined that the replacement of a groundwater bore licence with an aquifer...

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Agribusiness
19 May 2010

Licence Applications Under Water Act 1912

Applications for licences under Water Act 1912 ("WA") are, since the implementation of the Water Management Act 2000 ("WMA") relatively few in number,...

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Agribusiness
19 May 2010

Who Gets the Farm?

The case of Thornes v Major, the subject of an appeal to the House of Lords in England last year, deals with competing claims to a farm after the death of the owner....

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Property
19 May 2010

Access by Miners to Farmland

A bill was introduced into the NSW Parliament on 20 April to overcome a March 2010 Supreme Court decision which quashed an earlier decision of the Wardens Court in which the...

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Agribusiness
16 Jun 2010

Extending the Life of Development Consents

The Environmental Planning & Assessment Amendment (Development Consents) Bill 2010, introduced into the New South Wales Parliament on 22 April 2010, was passed by the...

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Property
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