Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
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
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
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
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
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