Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
17 Aug 2010

Workplace Surveillance

While the Workplace Surveillance Act 2005 (NSW) has been in effect since 7 October 2005, claims against employers for non-compliance have been fewer than...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

Fair Work Ombudsman Commences Discrimination Action

In response to a complaint made by an individual employee, the Fair Work Ombudsman (“FWO”) has launched its first pregnancy discrimination action against a Sydney employer in...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

Individual Flexibility Arrangements Full Bench Overturns Decision

In our March 2010 briefing, we discussed a recent decision of Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) which appeared to significantly limit the way in which “Individual Flexibility...

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Employment
17 Aug 2010

Casual Employees have Unfair Dismissal Rights

Employers engaging casual employees should not assume that they will be immune from an unfair dismissal claim.  In a recent ruling, Fair Work Australia (“FWA”) has...

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Employment
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
16 Jun 2010

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill 2010

This Bill was introduced into Federal Parliament on 18 March 2010 and has since been the subject of a Senate Committee review.

In short, the Bill requires the...

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Property
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
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