• unfair

    Wanninayake v State of Queensland

    12 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.

  • school-children

    Recent Decision - Chris Adams v Department of Education and Training [2017] 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.

  • food

    Queensland Health v Pacifica Trading Pty Ltd

    09 June 2017

    On Monday, 10 April 2017, Crown Law represented Queensland Health in a prosecution against Pacifica Trading Pty Ltd and its director, Mr Carmelo Comi.

  • Brisbane

    Register now for the 2017 Crown Law Legal Conference

    06 June 2017

    Crown Law is hosting its annual legal conference for government officers on Thursday, 3 August 2017.

  • coal

    Linc Energy (in liquidation) : Longley v Chief Executive, DEHP

    31 May 2017

    On 13 April 2017, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the matter of Linc Energy (in liq); Longley v Chief Executive, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection [2017] QSC 53.  This is an important decision which significantly broadens the application of the ‘roll-back’ provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), which allow State laws to operate where there would otherwise be an inconsistency for the purposes of s 109 of the Constitution.