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9 May 2019

Two recent matters heard by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission highlight the need for great care in seeking cost orders. Both cases involved employers who had successfully defended unfair dismissal applications but then had their applications for costs dismissed, conf...

24 Apr 2018

In March 2018 the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal handed down two separate decisions dealing with applications from disqualified persons seeking Working with Children Checks. These decisions highlight the way the Office of the Children’s Guardian is likely to assess...

19 Oct 2017

In a decision handed down on 29 September 2017, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal set aside Wollondilly Shire Council’s decision to withhold access to CCTV footage requested by a member of the public. The Tribunal’s decision highlights the need for local councils t...

3 Aug 2017

In a decision handed down on 27 July 2017, the Industrial Relations Commission ordered the reinstatement of a Council Ranger who had been dismissed for failing to comply with de-escalation of aggressive conflict protocols following an incident involving multiple physical a...

11 Jun 2014

The decision to suspend a Marrickville Councillor from civic office for two months due to misconduct has been overturned by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal on the basis the penalty was excessive. The Tribunal found there must be misconduct in the entire behaviour...

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