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Failure to appeal could be fatal for a worker’s claim, but has the door been left open

The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Act) provides an ‘intersecting web of reviews and appeals‘. Can a worker go behind that…

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Queensland to introduce new Code of Practice

Introduction Employers in Queensland’s stone benchtop industry are now subject to a Code of Practice. Known as the “Managing respirable…

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An employer's right to be heard – Is the door ajar?

In Brisbane City Council v Gillow [2015] QIRC 124, the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC), in a decision that was upheld…

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Limit of indemnity is no limit to worker

The NSW Supreme Court has recently reinforced the distinct character of an insurer’s statutory right to indemnity (recovery) under section…

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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…

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Update: Damages for Common Law Psychiatric Injuries Christos v Curtin University of Technology [2017] WASCA 110

The Western Australian Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment that held that an employer was not negligent for a…

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