The Winter 2014 issue of Workplace Review includes the following articles: “Anti-bullying update – Fair Work Commission decisions” – Shane Wescott, Annika Anderson and Neil Napper; “Secondary boycott actions under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010” – Robert McClelland; and “ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd v Goudappel” – Andrew Parker. Also in this Part is an interview of Professor Joellen Riley and an opinion piece by Gerard Phillips, as well as the following sections: Focus on Western Australia; Common Law and General Protections; The Last Word; and Diary.
The proposed client-accountant tax privilege in Australia: How does it sit with the common law doctrine of legal professional privilege?
By Andrew J Maples and Michael Blissenden. Legal professional privilege protects confidential communications between legal advisors and their clients from compulsory disclosure. In the taxation arena, this will include protection from disclosure to taxation authorities using coercive information-gathering powers.