The Local Jobs First Act 2003 (Vic) (formerly the Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003) requires agencies to meet additional reporting requirements and imposes new obligations on agencies in respect of certain building projects.
In this case, the Federal Court held that an employer did not engage in adverse action by terminating an employee who, while on paid leave, failed to comply with a reasonable direction to attend a medical examination.
In this case the Federal Court held that Pfizer was not engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by taking actions to protect its market position.
The Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Act 2018 (Cth) has imposed a number of new record keeping requirements on Medicare providers.
In this case, the ACT Supreme Court assessed damages in negligence for psychological harm, making an allowance for the unfulfilled career aspirations of the plaintiff to requalify as a GP in Australia.
The District Court of Western Australia held that a hospital was negligent in failing to diagnose and treat sepsis in a paediatric burns patient because the act or omission of the treating doctors materially increased the risk of injury to the plaintiff.
New OH&S Regulations have revised the permissible levels of lead exposure in Victorian workplaces, which will be required to be lower from June 2020.
In this case the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that a hospital was not liable in negligence for the partial amputation of a child’s thumb because the course of treatment embarked on by the hospital was consistent with the peer professional opinion of the day.
In this case it was held that a hospital had breached its duty of care by failing to carry out procedures to prevent a psychotic patient, who outwardly appeared compliant, from committing an act of self harm.