Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters


Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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Limits on the duty of care in the setting of psychiatric treatment: Hunter and New England Local Health District v McKenna; Simon When someone is injured or dies due to the actions of a person with mental illness, attention often turns to the health system.
Monday, 23 March 2015
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The meaning of bullying ‘at work’ A recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has defined the expression ‘at work’ within the anti-bullying provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
Monday, 23 March 2015
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Industrial relations responsibility in Australia While the Australian Constitution notionally gives the states the primary responsibility for regulating industrial relations, today there are two avenues through which state government agencies may be covered by the federal system.
Friday, 13 February 2015
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Protected Industrial Action: FWC Full Bench provides guidance on genuinely trying to reach agreement test and non-permitted matters Employers sometimes oppose protected action ballot orders (PABO) claiming that unions have sought non-permitted matters in bargaining.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
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Implied term of mutual trust and confidence is gone: High Court judgement In a much anticipated landmark decision the High Court has unanimously found that there is no implied duty of mutual trust and confidence in Australian employment contracts.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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Legal issues arising from the diagnosis and management of HIV In July this year – shortly prior to the launch of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne – the Kirby Institute for Infection and Immunity in Society released its Annual HIV Surveillance Report (2014).
Monday, 27 October 2014
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Infectious Diseases and Patient Privacy: Competing Interests The obligation to maintain patient confidentiality in circumstances where a patient has been diagnosed with an infectious disease can lead to difficult medical and legal issues.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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The use of epidemiological evidence in legal cases concerning delayed treatment for infection The recent decision of King v Western Sydney Local Health Network [2013] NSWCA 162, illustrates how difficult it is for a plaintiff to prove that a health care professional has been negligent in causing them an injury for not diagnosing and treating their medical condition in a timely way.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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New standards for hospital created as a result of Legionnaires outbreak in Queensland In June 2013 two patients at Queensland's Wesley Hospital contracted Legionnaires' disease resulting in the death of one patient and the admission to ICU of the other.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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The patenting of human genetic material – where does the law stand in Australia On 5 September 2014 the Full Federal Court of Australia upheld the validity of the patent over BRAC1, the gene that is associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the matter of D’Arcy V Myriad Genetics Inc and Genetic Technologies.
Monday, 27 October 2014
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Lawyer Profile - Nikki Whiting As a young law student in Johannesburg during the dying days of apartheid, Nikki Whiting had a number of eye-opening experiences that put her on the road to where she is today. Nikki joined Maurice Blackburn earlier this year after several years in other plaintiff and defendant firms in Sydney.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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What are the boundaries between public and private in using social media at work?: new study A quick post to Facebook here, a scroll through Instagram there, and a little bit of Twitter somewhere else - our involvement in virtual social networks is a pervasive feature of our everyday lives.