Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia
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Termination for "gay" email reasonable | Lexology

Termination for "gay" email reasonable | Lexology | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
In a recent decision of the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission (SAIRC), Commissioner McMahon upheld the termination of an employee who…
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Under the heading 'DCS' Decisions'

1. What grounds did Mr Kirkham use to challenge his dismissal in the South Australian Industrial Relations Commission (SAIRC)?

 

Under the heading 'Decision'

2. What did the Commissioner conclude? What happened to Kirkham's application?

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Drinks giant Pepsi says man who claims he found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew must be wrong... because it would have dissolved

Drinks giant Pepsi says man who claims he found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew must be wrong... because it would have dissolved | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
In an unusually stomach-churning defence, Ronald Ball, from Illinois, was told he would never have known the mouse had been in his can of soda.
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For anyone interested in the previous article with the frog...here's the one about the mouse in the Mountain Dew, and the ensuing law suit which Pepsi Co. eventually settled out of court.

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Consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation – where is it up to and what does it mean for employers? | Lexology

Consolidation of Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation – where is it up to and what does it mean for employers? | Lexology | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The release of the Exposure Draft of the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 (Bill) last year caused some controversy, including damning…
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FWO turns up heat on court breaches

FWO turns up heat on court breaches | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
THE Fair Work Ombudsman is beefing up its enforcement policy to ensure court penalties and back payments are recouped, and will take court action where needed to ensure recalcitrant staff pay their fines.
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ACCC may ground Virgin’s planned merger with Tiger | Lexology

ACCC may ground Virgin’s planned merger with Tiger | Lexology | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The ACCC has reiterated substantial concerns over Virgin's proposed merger with Tiger Airways Australia, saying complex issues need to be considered…
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Nightwear nightmare | Lexology

The Federal Court has imposed a penalty of $1 million on Cotton On Kids Pty Ltd for breaching fire safety standards in its supply of children's…
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Be alert and informed and you may pay less

Be alert and informed and you may pay less | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Have you heard about the trick they use in fruit shops? If they want to make money from a large load of lettuce they divide it into two. They put half in a ''bargain bin'' and charge something like $3 a kilo.
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The Whitehaven hoax: ratbag act or legitimate protest? - The Conversation

The Whitehaven hoax: ratbag act or legitimate protest?  - The Conversation | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
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Detailed analysis of the actions of an evironmental activist who released a fake media statement from the ANZ Bank stating it had decided to withdraw a $1.2 billion loan to Whitehaven Coal for environmental reasons. The activist is being investigated for serious breaches of corporations law, and may face charges of misleading and deceptive conduct.

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Detailed analysis of the actions of an evironmental activist who released a fake media statement from the ANZ Bank stating it had decided to withdraw a $1.2 billion loan to Whitehaven Coal for environmental reasons. The activist is being investigated for serious breaches of corporations law, and may face charges of misleading and deceptive conduct.

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Justice Tracey found there was no flattery in Seafolly’s bikini designs | Lexology

We aren't suggesting Justice Tracey believes Seafolly bikinis are unflattering when worn… We're referring to his recent Federal Court decision…
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Virgin Australia employee wins first round after falling foul of grooming policy | Lexology

Virgin Australia employee wins first round after falling foul of grooming policy | Lexology | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
In Taleski v Virgin Australia International Airlines Pty Ltd t/as Virgin Australia the Fair Work Commission recently considered an application for unfair dismissal, following a flight attendant's alleged failure to comply w...
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Woolworths customer hopping mad after frog allegedly found in bag of salad

Woolworths customer hopping mad after frog allegedly found in bag of salad | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
They call themselves the "fresh food people" - so fresh in this case that a frog was allegedly still nestled in the salad.
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Not quite the same as a snail in ginger beer or a mouse skeleton in a mountain dew can - I would say this is a win for the frog as in the aforementioned cases the animal contaminating the goods was sadly deceased.

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Google wins ACCC High Court battle

Google wins ACCC High Court battle | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Internet titan Google won an Australian court case today over sponsored links in its search results, with the nation's highest court ruling it did not engage in conduct that was misleading.
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A user's guide to the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) | Lexology

A user's guide to the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) | Lexology | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
This overview of the Civil Liability Act examines exclusions, mental harm, intoxication, quantum of damages, good samaritans and volunteers…
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Detailed summary of law regarding Negligence, duty of care, elements of a claim, standard of care and causation!

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What is an 'intentional act'? | Lexology

In a recent decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Dean v Phung [2010] NSWCA 223, the Court considered the circumstances in which exemplary…
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The new Fair Work Commission: the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 | Lexology

The new Fair Work Commission: the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 | Lexology | Consumer, Commercial and Employment Law in Australia | Scoop.it
This article relates to the recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (the FWA), with the Fair Work Amendment Act 2012 (the FWAA) receiving Royal…
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Good summary of changes to the FWA 2009 (Cth).

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Injured while having an affair: workers' compensation benefits allowed by the Federal Court of Australia | Lexology

A recent decision from the Federal Court of Australia, Comcare v PVYW, upheld a decision from a judge granting benefits to a worker who was injured while…
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but make Facebook comments about me and… you’re in tricky territory | Lexology

We previously posted about Justice Tracey's recent Federal Court decision where the designer of "White Sands" swimwear was fined $25,000 for public…
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Dodgy dealer sold dying dogs

A puppy farmer who sold parvovirus infected canines to unsuspecting Perth families has been ordered to pay almost $9000 in damages.

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gina lockton's curator insight, June 23, 2013 3:07 AM

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Another interesting article on 'puppy farming' and consumer law