Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce that the Industrial Law title of The Australian Digest has been reissued with a series of exciting new enhancements.
With improved currency, the Commonwealth material has been re-organised to reflect the Fair Work Reforms, broadly following the conceptual approach found in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). The retained historical material and the post-Fair Work material have been integrated into the new classification scheme, giving subscribers access to over 100 years of Commonwealth workplace relations law.
To reflect the substantial changes made to the law since the last reissue, the former classification scheme has been significantly updated in the areas of the Commonwealth and work health and safety. Available in print or on FirstPoint, the Industrial Law title contains over 11,600 case digests from reported judgments. For unreported judgments, FirstPoint offers digests on industrial relations legislation from all Australian jurisdictions and from a wide variety of courts, tribunals and commissions, including the Fair Work Commission.
In response to the overhaul of industrial safety, health and welfare legislation, with the adoption of the Model Work Health and Safety Bill by seven of the nine jurisdictions (Victoria and Western Australia are yet to come on board), the classification scheme relating to work health and safety has been reorganised around concepts, rather than jurisdictions and legislation, reflecting the movement towards harmonisation. Terminology is now based on the new work health and safety laws. The new classification scheme accommodates case digests under still existing occupational health and safety legislation, as well as under former legislation on scaffolding and lifts, but reflects the now broader nature of concepts such as duty of care under the model laws.
Case digests on industrial relations legislation from the States and territories and older Commonwealth material have been retained for historical and reference purposes.
Our online FirstPoint customers are now progressively able to access the new classification scheme and our Australian Digest customers will receive their paper updates early in 2014.
For further information on The Australian Digest and FirstPoint, please click here.
If you have any queries on this enhancement or suggestions for further improvements to The Australian Digest and FirstPoint, please leave a comment below.
Diane Champion, Avril Easton and Sarah-Jane Greenaway
Digest Cases Team