Monthly Archives: May 2014

 

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal decides all workers are now limited to 1 lump sum compensation claim

The NSW Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a decision in the matter of Cram Fluid Power Pty Limited v Green [2015] effectively taking a very strict interpretation of the meaning of “only one claim for compensation” as set out in the Workers Compensation Act. This means that any injured worker who has made a […]
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ADCO CONSTRUCTIONS PTY LIMITED v. GOUDAPPEL

HIGH COURT DECISION The High Court this morning upheld the employer’s appeal against the decision  of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. In a unanimous decision the Court made the following Order: Appeal allowed. Set aside paragraph 3 of the order of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales […]
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Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Some helpful Do’s & Don’ts regarding your children, when getting a Divorce or Separation! DO – Reassure them that the break up is not their fault – Regularly tell them that you love them – Be positive about the other parent – Allow them to express their feelings – Let them know that you think […]
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FIFO Divorce

FIFO Divorce

FIFO not causing divorce! CANBERRA – There’s no solid evidence that fly-in, fly-out work contributes to increased rates of divorce and separation, a study suggests. The Australian Institute of Family Studies reviewed research into FIFO mine workers and their families, who are located mostly in the resource states of Western Australia and Queensland. The review […]
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Impact of Divorce

Impact of Divorce

The true impact of divorce on children! DIVORCED parents are often in denial about how badly the break-up has damaged their children, a survey has found. More than three quarters believed their children had “coped well” – even though just 18 per cent of youngsters said they were happy with the situation. Many parents fail to […]
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Domestic Violence – Capricornia

Domestic Violence – Capricornia

Disturbing trend across Capricornia for domestic violence DOMESTIC violence rates and breaches of orders are surging across the region, causing police to look for new ways to address the disturbing trend. In 2008/09 there were 710 breaches of domestic violence protection orders in the Central region. That figure rose to 1178 breaches, or more than […]
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Newlyweds Counselling Vouchers

Newlyweds Counselling Vouchers

Federal Government offers newlyweds $200 voucher to attend marriage counselling! NEWLYWEDS across Australia will be given a $200 voucher for marriage counselling from July 1, as part of a $20 million trial to strengthen relationships and avoid family breakdowns. Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews confirmed the Federal Government’s $200 voucher scheme would proceed with a […]
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