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    Government response to the Harper Competition Law review

    27 November 2015

    The Federal Government released its response to the Harper Competition Law review on 24 November 2015.

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    Mithaka determination

    09 November 2015
    On 27 October 2015, Justice Rangiah of the Federal Court of Australia made a determination of native title, by consent, recognising the non-exclusive native title rights of the Mithaka People in far western Queensland.
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    Leaker's dismissal upheld

    29 October 2015

    Crown Law recently represented the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in an application for reinstatement brought by a former employee who had been dismissed for, amongst other things, releasing department information to external parties including media organisations.

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    Hamcor Pty Ltd & Anor v State of Qld
    [2015] ACA 183

    12 October 2015

    Crown Law’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Team has successfully defended an appeal on behalf of Queensland Fire and Rescue Service concerning alleged breaches of duty of care in negligence in fighting one of the State’s largest chemical fires.

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    Significant changes to procedures for workers’ compensation appeals

    08 October 2015

    From 1 October 2015, there are significant changes to the procedures for appeals made to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003.