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9 May 2019


The applicant, Mr Graham Smith, claimed he had been unfairly dismissed by the Department of Industry following five allegations of misconduct being sustained against him. This misconduct included a failure to adhere to multiple formal directions requiring him to...

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...

9 Apr 2018

In a decision handed down on 23 February 2018, the Industrial Relations Commission refused to grant an interlocutory application for interim reinstatement of a public servant dismissed by his employer despite filing an application claiming threatened dismissal immediately...

31 Jul 2014

A NSW public servant has been reinstated following an incident at a work Christmas party where he inappropriately touched five female colleagues. The Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) found that the penalty of dismissal meted out to the Applicant was harsh when assesse...

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