Author Archives: Anne Wardell

About Anne Wardell

Anne Wardell is Editorial Content Manager at Wolters Kluwer, CCH and co-administrator of the Law Chat site.

Victorian Supreme Court confirms tort of intimidation is part of Australian law

By John Tuck (Partner) & Breen Creighton (Consultant) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth The decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd v CFMEU [2014] VSC 429 (16 September 2014) (Boral) highlights an important response that is often available … Continue reading

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Vital reforms to competition law and policy fore shadowed by Harper Panel – section 46 and removal of state powers by Bob Baxt

Having returned from a month overseas, early in October, one of the documents I found sitting on my desk awaiting my attention, (and it certainly “grabbed” my attention), was the Draft Report of the Harper Panel appointed to conduct a … Continue reading

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Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper released

The Australian Government released the Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper on 20 October 2014 and is calling for all interested parties to make submissions by 12 December 2014. Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce made the following comments in relation to the … Continue reading

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Making news: Industrial Law case wrap-up

TEACHER EXCLUDED FROM FWC’S BULLYING JURISDICTION The Fair Work Commission has dismissed a teacher’s application to stop bullying on the basis that it lacked jurisdiction to hear the application as neither governments nor their departments are considered constitutional corporations.  A.B. (2014) … Continue reading

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High Court on fund management damages: Gray v Richards

The unanimous decision of the High Court of Australia in Gray v Richards [2014] HCA 40 ruled that the Court of Appeal erred in deciding that no allowance should be made for the cost of managing the fund management damages … Continue reading

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A Proposal for Simplifying Part VII of the Family Law Act

The 16th National Family Law Conference, recently held in Sydney, included an outstanding program with a collection of leading family law authorities from Australia and overseas. A noted program highlight was the session “Rewriting Part VII of the Family Law … Continue reading

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A-G speech to the National Family Law Conference – Family Law: Evolution Or Revolution?

Family Law: Evolution Or Revolution? speech delivered by Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, Attorney-General of Australia to the National Family Law Conference held in Sydney, NSW on Wednesday, 8 October 2014. The full speech is available here. Our family law writers, Sherika Ponniah … Continue reading

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Anti-doping; ASADA and the Essendon Football Club

In the proceedings against the CEO of ASADA a major ground of judicial review argued for by Essendon and its senior coach, Mr Hird, was that the ASADA investigation (said to be a “joint investigation” with the AFL), was put … Continue reading

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Interaction of Agricultural White Paper and the Harper Review

In early 2014 a panel was formed, chaired by Professor Ian Harper, to review Competition Policy in Australia. Over 350 submissions were made following the publication of an Issues Paper and more are expected to be made following the publication … Continue reading

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Harper Competition Policy Review Page

If you are interested in reading about the Harper Competition Policy Review check out our new Resources page. You can also find more articles and information on our Hot Topics in Competition and Consumer Law page on the CCH Australia … Continue reading

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