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.
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.
Queensland Health v Pacifica Trading Pty Ltd09 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.
Register now for the 2017 Crown Law Legal Conference06 June 2017
Crown Law is hosting its annual legal conference for government officers on Thursday, 3 August 2017.
Linc Energy (in liquidation) : Longley v Chief Executive, DEHP31 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  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.