Darumbal People recognised as native title holders22 August 2016
On 21 June 2016, Collier J determined by consent the native title rights of the Darumbal People over part of their claim area which includes the Commonwealth training facility at Shoalwater Bay.
Bar Barrum People’s native title claims #2, #3, #4 and #622 August 2016
The Federal Court and parties including State representatives travelled to Dimbulah in North Queensland on 10 June 2016 for the consent determinations of native title in four of the Bar Barrum People’s native title determination applications, covering areas of land and waters on the Atherton Tableland in and around the Walsh River.
State’s defence upheld in major damages claims for work-related stress29 July 2016
Judgment was delivered this morning by the Court of Appeal, dismissing with costs the appeals instituted by four government workers in relation to their claims for damages for psychiatric injury as a result of stress in their workplace arising from disciplinary processes.
Mistaken overcharging of IP Australia official fees08 July 2016
Crown Law administers a number of trade mark applications on behalf of its various clients. IP Australia, the Australian Government agency that administers the intellectual property rights system, including trade marks, has recently undertaken a review of the fees charged for trade mark applications. In undertaking the review, IP Australia identified an inconsistency in the Schedule of Fees under the Trade Marks Regulations 1995 (Cth).
Police officer fails to establish that his employer caused him to sustain psychiatric injury09 June 2016
On 27 May 2016 the New South Wales Court of Appeal held that a police officer failed to establish that any breach of duty on the part of his employer caused him to suffer work-related psychiatric injuries.