Facebook Users get Tagged by Judge for Unacceptable Behaviour

Jail time for a Facebook stunt goes to show that what you do with social media can have real world legal consequences. It is important to recognise that the laws that apply in the real world also apply in cyberspace. Earlier in...

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High Court Says it’s About the Known-Knowns, not the Known-Unknowns

The High Court of Australia has now confirmed that when a union delegate was disciplined over misuse of email, his employer was motivated by the reasons it gave in evidence and not the employee's role as a union official, despite ...

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Australian Industry Steels Itself for Another Dumping Investigation

In very recent times there have been a number of dumping and subsidy investigations and associated measures affecting materials used in the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries. This has included the following: ...

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FWA knocks off opt-out clauses

Enterprise agreement “opt-out” clauses are not a safe bet but that there are alternative ways to reward and engage employees covered by enterprise agreements (EAs). Recently, Fair Work Australia (FWA) has put an end to the ...

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The Next Step

In the matter of Partridge v Hobart City Council & Ors [2012] TASFC 3 delivered 27 July 2012, the plaintiff brought an action in negligence for damages for personal injuries sustained to her back, knee and hand in a fall as sh...

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Cyber Police to get More Powers to Monitor our Activity in Cyberspace

Cybercrime is a growing threat as we exchange more and more information online. Cybercrime has already overtaken the drug trade worldwide as the most profitable form of all crimes due to the opportunities that cybercriminals have ...

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