“Arbitrators in the Workers Compensation Commission have wide discretion in limiting cross examination of witnesses”: Aluminium Louvres & Ceilings Pty Limited -v- Xue Qin Zheng [2006] NSWCA 34

Author: Andrew Spearritt Judgement Date: 2nd March, 2006 Citation: Aluminium Louvres & Ceilings Pty Limited -v- Xue Qin Zheng [2006] NSWCA 34 Jurisdiction: New South Wales Court of Appeal In Brief This case involves the consideration of the practice of an Arbitrator in the Workers Compensation Commission with respect to limiting cross examination of the […]

“Expert evidence needs to be carefully assessed in claim for psychiatric injury from asbestos exposure” : CSR Ltd v Della Maddalena [2006] HCA 1

Author: Andrew Spearritt Judgement Date: 2nd February, 2006 Citation: CSR Ltd v Della Maddalena [2006] HCA 1 Jurisdiction: High Court of Australia In Brief/Background Della Maddalena is an Italian immigrant who, together with his brother and twelve others from his village in Italy, worked at the Wittenoom Asbestos Mill in the early to mid 1960’s.  […]

“Obligation of an employer to take reasonable action with respect to discipline of an employee”: Department of Education & Training -v- Sinclair [2005] NSWCA 440

Author: Sylvia Kozlowski Judgement Date: 20th December, 2005 Citation: Department of Education & Training -v- Sinclair [2005] NSWCA 440 Jurisdiction: New South Wales Court of Appeal In Brief This case involves the application and interpretation of s 11A of the Workers Compensation Act 1987 and its interaction with s9A of that Act. Pursuant to s […]