Articles


Is a dismissal always fair if a health and safety procedure has been breached? No, not always.This article discusses what the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has to say on the matter in a 2018 decision. The lessons we can learn from this are set out at the end of the article.

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Planning on doing future online business in the EU? If so, you may need to review and re-design your online privacy policy and also get yourself up to speed with changes applying, since May 2018, under the EU General Data Protection Regulation rules (commonly referred to as EU GDPR). At the end of the day, your online business information and communication relating to the processing of personal data needs to be easily accessible, easy to understand, and in clear and plain language. This article sets out a list of matters for you to consider and work on, in relation to data protection wording and online design features for your business.

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When may a parent company be liable for defective products made, marketed and sold by its subsidiary company? The basis for imposing a duty of care upon holding companies in these circumstances is novel. It is a developing area of law, far from settled in Australia, the United Kingdom or Canada. It is a largely untouched area of law in New Zealand and was recently addressed by its Court of Appeal in December 2018. This article outlines a developing body of principles as to the circumstances in which a duty of care might be imposed upon a parent company for the acts or omissions of its subsidiary.

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This article examines future changes in Western Australia to the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme

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