Publications

Employers put on notice of the application and extended coverage of the Miscellaneous Award 2010

Employers are reminded to be very cautious when attempting to classify their junior or low-paid employees as “award free“. In a recent case before the Fair Work Commission, the Full Bench held that the exclusions under Clause 4.2 of the Miscellaneous Award 2010 (Miscellaneous Award) had been previously incorrectly interpreted and should readily apply to … Read more


Copyright Act Amendments: Safe Harbour and Disability Access

Summary Safe harbour changes The ‘safe harbour’ scheme, as set out in Division 2AA of Part V of the Copyright Act 1968 (Act) was drafted to offer some legal protection to carriage service providers in exchange for assisting rights holders with the identification of copyright infringers. The scheme protects carriage service providers from copyright infringements … Read more


Failing to renew a maximum term contract: can an unfair dismissal claim now be made?

Following a recent significant decision by the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission, employees who cease employment at the end of an agreed contractual term may now be entitled to make an unfair dismissal claim. Previously, an employee who was engaged for an agreed maximum term (e.g. 12 months) was not entitled to unfair … Read more


Tax Insight: Update – Withholding GST on property transactions

On 7 February 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was introduced into the House of Representatives. The Bill seeks to implement the announcement in the 2017-18 Federal Budget that purchasers of new residential premises or new residential subdivisions would pay the GST on the purchase price directly to … Read more


7th Edition – National Workers Compensation Quarterly Review

Welcome to the latest edition of HWL Ebsworth’s National Workers Compensation Quarterly Review. We are delighted to bring you another series of articles reflecting recent legal and other industry developments within the workers compensation sector across different States and Territories. We hope that you will enjoy this edition of our Quarterly Review and encourage you … Read more