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New lemon laws for purchase of defective motor vehicles in force from 1 September
The laws give buyers greater protections when purchasing older vehicles and allow easier enforcement of consumer rights.
Australia
4 Sep 2019
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QCA confirms school not liable for slip on grape by the teacher
Where a risk is foreseeable but highly unlikely to occur, employers are only expected to take reasonable precautions.
Australia
19 May 2019
3
Argument with volatile colleague no reason for dismissal
Employers should still be careful before using a new incident as justification to terminate an individual's employment.
Australia
19 May 2019
4
What are the inherent requirements of the role of a teacher?
The Department argued that the teacher's physical symptoms rendered her unable to safely perform her duties as a teacher.
Australia
19 May 2019
5
Private school fees and child support – who pays?
To minimise future disputes, schools should ensure their enrolment forms allow separated parents to convey their wishes.
Australia
19 May 2019
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Multiple visits to place of work of a student may be a valid reason for dismissal
This recent case discusses when a teacher's conduct outside school hours could be a valid reason for summary dismissal.
Australia
19 May 2019
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When disclosing information to parents is a notifiable data breach
Schools should have plans and procedures to respond to data breaches, to help avoid any possible reputational harm.
Australia
18 May 2019
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Consumer Law reforms may increase the exposure of transport operators to claims for damage to goods
Transport and warehouse operators should ensure they have appropriate insurance cover for goods in transit and storage.
Australia
7 Dec 2018
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A recent $10 million undertaking puts the spotlight back on violence in schools
The ACT Education Directorate entered into a record undertaking with Worksafe ACT dealing with injuries suffered by staff.
Australia
1 Dec 2018
10
Parenting orders and the obligations of schools
Schools should be aware of the terms of these parenting orders and when they could create certain obligations for staff.
Australia
1 Dec 2018
11
Teacher reinstated following accidental allergic reaction
Schools should keep detailed notes to ensure that essential information about any student is communicated to all staff.
Australia
29 Nov 2018
12
Are LGBTQI+ students and staff currently protected from expulsion?
Public schools and religious educational institutions should review their practices in relation to LGBTQI+ individuals.
Australia
29 Oct 2018
13
Are you complying with consumer laws? Penalties have increased significantly!
You must review and update compliance policies and training programs to ensure you comply with the new penalties regime.
Australia
12 Oct 2018
14
Proposed Australian Consumer Law changes: important implications for transport operators
If passed, the amendment could expand the scope of liability of transport operators under the Australian Consumer Law.
Australia
5 Mar 2018
15
Back to school from a family law perspective
If recently separated, the most important but the trickiest of your goals must be: Do not fight in front of the children.
Australia
20 Jan 2018
16
Unfair contract terms under examination in recent JJ Richards & Sons case
This is the first decision to examine the application of the unfair contract terms regime to small business contracts
Australia
24 Oct 2017
17
Ban on excessive credit or debit card payment surcharges applies to all businesses from September 2017
In practice, this ban means that businesses cannot charge in excess of what it costs them to process the payment.
Australia
25 Aug 2017
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Have you reviewed your independent contractor agreements for small business?
The amendments to protect small businesses from unfair contract terms in contract arrangements has come into force.
Australia
 
23 May 2017
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Woolies ‘Mind the Gap' scheme found not to be unconscionable
This case highlights the high threshold to be met for a court to consider an entity guilty of unconscionable conduct.
Australia
14 Feb 2017
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Game over – Valve ordered to pay $3 million for consumer law breaches
Courts will examine the conduct of the respondent throughout ACCC investigations and litigation, to consider penalties.
Australia
13 Feb 2017
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