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 These important cases have been summarised and included in CCH’s Australian Industrial Law Reports.  The Australian Industrial Law Reports summarise industrial cases from all Australian jurisdictions on a weekly basis with links to the full text judgment provided by Austlii. Not a subscriber? Try a free 4 week subscription to the Australian Industrial law Reports here EMPLOYER FAILED TO FOLLOW INVESTIGATION PROCEDURE… Read More

Misconduct investigations: our top tips

By Andrew Tobin (partner) and Adele Garnett (solicitor) at HopgoodGanim Investigating misconduct complaints in the workplace remains a difficult task for employers. However, there have recently been a number of cases in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) which give guidance to employers of the pitfalls to avoid – before, during and after investigations. Here, HopgoodGanim… Read More

Consultations under way for several environmental policies

The federal government recently launched public consultations in relation to three separate environmental policies. ERF safeguard mechanism Comments are being sought on the options for the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) safeguard mechanism. The safeguard mechanism is intended to ensure that abatement achieved under the ERF is not offset by rises in emissions in other parts… Read More

Off again, on again: Foreign workers in the offshore resources sector now require visas

By Simon Billing (Partner), Tracy Caspersz (Counsel), Daniel Mirabella (Graduate Lawyer) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Corrs) The Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Australian Maritime Officers’ Union v Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCAFC 45 (26 March 2015) is important for employers in the offshore oil and gas industry. The effect of… Read More