Court rejects much discussed workers compensation claim

On 30 October 2013 the High Court of Australia, by a 4-2 majority, found that Comcare was not liable to compensate…

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When a joke goes too far…*

In this case the Queensland Supreme Court was required to decide whether a severe instance of racial abuse, in light of…

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Uncertainty over builder’s duty of care to subsequent owners resolved

Ongoing uncertainty as to whether a builder owes a duty of care to a subsequent owner of premises for latent defects…

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No liability for materialisation of inherent risk*

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a stroke victim who sought to claim damages from…

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Insurance Contracts Amendment Bill 2013 (Part 2)

In the February 2013 edition of Legal Directions, we reported on the Commonwealth Government’s release of an exposure draft of the…

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