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
22 Jul 2014

"Just doing our job": Reasonable Management Action not Bullying

Ms SB (12 May 2014)

This case represents the first substantive ruling by the Fair Work...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

1 July 2010 Increase to Unfair Dismissal Threshold...

The “high income threshold” for unfair dismissal claims has increased from $108,300.00 per annum to $113,800.00 per annum, with effect from 1 July 2010.

The FW...

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Employment
12 Sep 2012

A PMSI Primer

Under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA), the purchase money security interest (PMSI) is a special type of security interest which...

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Banking, Finance & 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
06 Dec 2010

Access by Miners to Farmland (Follow Up)

In the last issue of the Rural Brief, we reported on a bill which had been introduced into the New South Wales Parliament on 20 April 2010 following the decision of Brown...

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Agribusiness
27 Sep 2016

Adhering to Workplace Policies

In the recent case of Moore v Specialist...

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Employment
18 Mar 2013

Administrators Forced to Deal with Unfair Dismissal Claims

Facts

Two employees of AMG Shared Services Pty Ltd (a company within the Australian Music Group Holdings Pty Ltd group of companies (AMG)) had their...

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Employment
14 Jul 2011

Adverse Action Update

Several recent decisions provide employers with greater guidance as to how to manage the risk of an employee succeeding in an "adverse action" claim made under the Fair Work...

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Employment
31 Oct 2012

Adverse action: First High Court decision

In Board of Bendigo TAFE v Barclay [2012] HCA 32, the High Court has overturned an earlier majority decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court, ruling in favour...

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Employment
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