Bullying, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, domestic violence – these issues, in their intersection with workplace relations/law, are some of the topics that entrants in the annual McCallum Medal public speaking competition may choose to present on this year. Named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at ...more
The Spring 2015 Part of the Workplace Review includes the following content: “Regulation of union ballots in Australia – a reflection” – Keith Harvey; “Sections 433 and 561 of the Corporations Act: Priority to payment of employee entitlements?” – John-Paul Redmond; “‘Bullying’ in common law litigation” – Lachlan Robison; as well as the following sections: Focus on Queensland: “Gramotnev v Queensland University of Technology” – Geraldine Dann; Interview: “Doing it his way: Martin Ferguson steps out of Labor’s shadow” – by Steven Andrew; Common Law and General Protections: “Identifying the prohibited reason for adverse action, rears its problematic head again” – Mark Caile and Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; Book Review: Hogs & Sybarites, “When We Were Young & Foolish” – reviewed by Ed Day; The Last Word; and Diary.
The latest Part of The Queensland Lawyer publishes an article by Dr Bill Dixon analysing the prospects of a successful application under s 180 of the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld), seeking to identify the factors underpinning successful applications, the obstacles that an applicant may encounter and the considerations that have guided the courts when considering the associated issues of compensation and costs. Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law: The cost of changing your mind!; Criminal Law: Impermissible submissions on sentence; Health and Guardianship Law: Posthumous conception in South Australia: The case continues in Re H, AE (No 3)  SASC 196; Industrial Law: Racial taunts and bullying and harassment in the workplace; and Tort Law: Hospital’s failure to detain patient was necessary condition of the harm. There is also a Report on the case Moores v Pearce and three book reviews.
Judicial Bullying Extract from the June 2013 issue of the Australian Law Journal, “Current Issues” by PWY There arrived on my desk one morning recently a sample copy of Vol 4(1) of Thomson Reuters’ Workplace Review. That issue contained three contributions decrying “judicial bullying” apparently arising from the “Managing People in Court” Conference held in ...more
The Autumn 2013 edition of the Workplace Review has a great mix of interesting articles and sections. There is a series of four articles on workplace bullying and bullying in the courtroom with a focus on research into the area, legislative changes and possible strategies for dealing with a difficult situation in the workplace. There are also several sections, including Focus On: WA, Work Health and Safety, The Last Word and Diary. There is also an opinion piece by David Elliott, Vales of Gregory James Tulk Hart and Michael O’Sullivan and an interview with Dr Jim Macken.
The April 2011 issue of The Tort Law Review contains articles on public authority liability in negligence, recovery for pyschiatric illness in Canada, the law of nuisance with reference to the Scottish planning regime and the liability of schools in cases of bullying, together with a comment on the meaning of defamation.