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Proposed Modern Slavery Act taking shape based on (and going beyond) the UK Modern Slavery Act model
There is bipartisan support for a Modern Slavery Act, although some parties have differing views as to the precise terms.
Australia
22 Dec 2017
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Broad business support for modern slavery legislation, and some improvements suggested
Feedback from the business community and organisations will be reflected in the proposed bill to combat modern slavery.
Australia
27 Nov 2017
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Modern slavery in supply chains - reporting requirements coming to Australian business
The government intends to introduce a "Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement" to combat modern slavery.
Australia
22 Aug 2017
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Skeletons in the cupboard: Australian Human Rights Commission finds drug conviction sacking discriminatory
Employers should exercise caution when relying on an employee's criminal convictions for disciplinary proceedings.
Australia
28 Dec 2016
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Does Queensland's Right to Information Act apply to Special Purpose Vehicles?
QCAT's decision in City North Infrastructure Pty Ltd v Information Commissioner [2010] QCATA 60 clarifies that the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) does not apply to corporate Special Purpose Vehicles established by the State Government under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Australia
25 Oct 2010
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Statutory Protection Of Rights: Lessons From The Common Law
Courts continue to assume that legislation is drafted on the basis that parliaments will make it clear before rights are taken away - but it's unclear what rights benefit from the presumption.
Australia
21 Apr 2009
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Victorian Case A Next Step In Protection Of Private Information
Today, in an important decision, the Victorian Court of Appeal held that a plaintiff could be compensated for the distress caused by the unauthorised showing of a private sex tape.
Australia
18 Dec 2008
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New South Wales´ Injured Workers´ Provisions Survive Work Choices
New South Wales employers should continue to have regard to the possible application of the injured workers' provisions and, in particular, when assessing whether and when it can terminate the employment of employees who are no longer fit for employment.
Australia
24 Oct 2006
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Tasmania Reviews Its Anti-Discrimination Laws
The review will focus on complaint handling and dispute resolution with recommendations expected to deal with such matters from legal representation, time limits for lodging a complaint, the awarding of costs and extension of the grounds for unlawful harassment.
Australia
24 Oct 2006
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Assessing Appropriateness: Rehabilitation Versus Medical Retirement
A failure to take a considered approach may lead to an employer prematurely initiating a medical retirement process in circumstances where rehabilitation efforts have yet to be explored or exhausted.
Australia
24 Oct 2006
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A Charter Of Human Rights For Victoria
The Charter will aim to provide protections for civil and political rights, primarily derived from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966.
Australia
23 Oct 2006
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Is A Gambling Addiction An Impairment?
In a recent decision in Victoria, McDougall v Kimberley-Clark Australia Pty Ltd [2006] VCAT 1563, a Tribunal was asked to consider whether a gambling addiction constituted an impairment under Victorian's anti-discrimination legislation.
Australia
20 Oct 2006
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Trends In Anti-Discrimination Laws: At Home And Abroad
The issues in the Australian context are not dissimilar to those being faced by employers abroad, and their experience could give valuable clues to future developments here.
Australia
20 Oct 2006
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Employer Inherits Poor Safety Standards And Criminal Conviction
The Industrial Relations Court of South Australia recently upheld the conviction of an employer who had taken over a business less than three months before a workplace accident which resulted in an employee being injured. A conviction was recorded against the employer despite the fact that upon purchasing the business the employer had conducted a full safety audit of the business's premises and equipment and had put in place a comprehensive process for updating and improving safety.
Australia
1 Jun 2006
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Amery in the High Court: Equal Pay for Equal Value
The plaintiffs in Amery argued that, as casual teachers, they were unable to access higher increment levels while performing work of equal value, and that they had been discriminated against on the basis of sex.
Australia
18 May 2006
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National Inquiry Into Disability and Employment
A new report identifies three main barriers which inhibit workforce participation by people with disabilities, and suggests some ways to remove them.
Australia
17 May 2006
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Work Choices - Rise in Discrimination Claims?
While Work Choices will not have any direct effect on the operation of state and federal anti-discrimination laws, observers have suggested the new industrial relations reforms may indirectly lead to more discrimination-related claims.
Australia
16 May 2006
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Sexual Harassment - Lessons From Recent Cases
We look at some recent examples of the measures that employers need to take to avoid vicarious liability for sexual harassment. These cases demonstrate that it is not sufficient simply to respond to a complaint but that preventative action is required. Similarly, it is not enough to just have a sexual harassment policy, particularly if it is not properly integrated into the workplace.
Australia
28 Oct 2004
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Landmark US Sex Discrimination Case Settled
Recent sex discrimination cases in the US and the UK have received widespread press coverage in Australia. What were they all about, and could this happen in Australia?
Australia
 
28 Oct 2004
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Disability Discrimination Act Review - Reasonably Effective But Still Some Room For Improvement
On 14 July 2004 the Productivity Commission released its inquiry report Review of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, which looked into the effectiveness of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) ("DDA") over the past decade.
Australia
 
28 Oct 2004
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