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Family Law Courts to Be Restructured, Given New Name

Family Law Courts to Be Restructured, Given New Name

The Federal government announced today its intention to combine the existing two-Court federal family court system in Australia into one, larger Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (“FCFCA”) commencing 1 January 2019. What does this mean for you though?...
Doubt About Status of Casual Employment

Doubt About Status of Casual Employment

A recent decision of the Federal Circuit Court has cast doubt on whether casual employment is in fact that: Skene v WorkPac Pty Ltd [2016] FCCA 3035. Mr Skene was employed as a dump truck operator by WorkPac, a labour hire company, which supplies workers to mines. His...
Unfair Dismissals and Penalties

Unfair Dismissals and Penalties

The vast majority of applications for unfair dismissals are discontinued. Generally, this means that employers and employees have reached agreement so that a formal decision or order of the Fair Work Commission is not required. Where negotiation does not result in...