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The decision of the High Court in the recent ICAC v Cunneen appeal has raised all sorts of intriguing legislative, political, policy and Constitutional issues including: What is corruption? What is t...

Published by McCabes News
18 May, 2015

Permitted or Not?

When negotiating enterprise agreements parties are only permitted to negotiate certain matters. A non-permitted matter is any matter which falls outside those matters pertaining to the relationship between an employer and employee as set out in s 172...

Published by McCabes News
30 April, 2015

Sexual Behaviour; not the same as Sexual Orientation

The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (SDA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of, amongst other things, sexual orientation. In the case of Bunning v Centacare [2015] FCCA 280 the court was asked to determine whe...

Published by McCabes News
29 April, 2015

Spousal Support or Primary Care Giver?

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently handed down its decision in Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v BHP Coal Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 920. The case relates to a claim by two BHP Co...

Published by McCabes News
24 April, 2015

"Are we there yet?" – When are proceedings over for the purposes of enforcement

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia have confirmed that a judgment on assessed costs is a final orders for the purposes of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) (Act), and therefore that a costs order can ground a bankr...

Published by Andrew Lacey
8 April, 2015

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