High Court hands down judgment in Rizeq v Western Australia26 June 2017
On 21 June 2017, the High Court handed down judgment in the matter of Rizeq v Western Australia, which seems set to become a landmark judgment in the topic of federal jurisdiction.
Sacking of senior employee with drug conviction was discriminatory16 June 2017
Discrimination on the basis of criminal record is prohibited by the AustralianHuman Rights Commission Regulation 1989 (Cth).
Senate passes amendments to the Native Title Act13 June 2017
The Senate passed amendments to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) on 14 June 2017.
Recent Decision - Chris Adams v Department of Education and Training  FWC 2942 (5 June 2017)12 June 2017
In a recent decision of Deputy President Gooley of the Fair Work Commission, the Commission has found that the dismissal of a primary school teacher in New South Wales for showing an R-rated movie clip, "purchasing" a massage from students and telling inappropriate tales in class might have been found to be harsh had he not also instructed them to keep his stories secret.
Wanninayake v State of Queensland12 June 2017
In a recent decision on 15 May 2017, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has dismissed an application for unlawful dismissal brought by a former State Government employee who had previously been unsuccessful in an unfair dismissal claim in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.