New laws have commenced in Victoria requiring public sector organisations, local councils and universities to take positive action towards achieving workplace gender equality.
In Dring v Telstra Corporation Ltd  FCA 699, the Federal Court considered whether an injury that occurred during a work trip was ‘in the course of employment’ and therefore compensable.
New National laws have commenced amending unpaid parental leave entitlements for parents of stillborn babies and babies requiring hospitalisation.
Victoria has introduced changes to staffing requirements and certain nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios on specified shifts in certain wards.
We review Australian Securities and Investments Commission v King  HCA 4, a decision that provided long-awaited clarification of the meaning of an ‘officer’ under the Corporations Act.
Regulations introduced in NSW have provided a new exemption to working with children checks, permitting persons to work with children while their application is pending where certain requirements are met.