Major changes to SA workers compensation

1 July 2015 heralded major changes to the Workers Compensation scheme in South Australia; many of these changes revolve around the concept of "serious injury". The Return to Work Act 2014 replaces the Workers Rehabilitation and C...

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Accident v Aftermath – High Court Decision on Damages Sought for Mental Harm

On 10 June 2015, the High Court handed down a significant decision in the context of personal injury claims within South Australia.  The decision concerns the interpretation and application of Sections 33 and 53 of the Civil Liab...

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Green light for SA fast track litigation and other recent Court changes

From 1 October 2014, there will be significant changes introduced into the South Australian District and Supreme Court. These changes are designed to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of litigation. Concerns have long be...

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New Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations for South Australia

The harmonisation of work health and safety legislation in Australia continues with the commencement of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations ("the Mines' Regulations") in South Australia on 1 January 2014. The Mines' ...

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Defective Vendor Statements Highlighted in South Australian Decision

Earlier this year, the District Court of South Australia delivered a decision that now means any debenture, fixed and floating charge or security interest over land must be disclosed in a vendor's statement (commonly known as a 'F...

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South Australia – Verification of Identity Policy

Further to our email alert on 15 May 2013,  the Registrar-General of South Australia has on the 24 June 2013, released a final version of the Verification of Identity (VOI) policy. This was after a process of public consultation....

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