News

  • 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.

  • Scales

    Brown v Tasmania

    31 May 2017

    Former Senator and Australian Greens leader Dr Bob Brown challenged the validity of Tasmanian legislation which regulates protest activity in or near workplaces on the basis that the legislation infringes the implied freedom of political communication.

  • 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.