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  • November 15, 2018How to stop paying compensation after 33 years

    Tocade and Comcare [2018] AATA 3863.   Key Points: Ms Tocade suffered an aggravation of pre-existing arthritis in the neck at a work function in 1984. Comcare paid compensation for some 33 years before ceasing payments. Background: Ms Tocade was an employee of the Department of Defence. On 6 January 1984, Ms Tocade was attending a […]

  • November 5, 2018Legislation Update – Increased Responsibility for workers that suffer “catastrophic injuries”

    Legislation Update: Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Catastrophic Injury) Rules 2018.   Key Points: A “catastrophic injury” for the purposes of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) (the SRC Act) is now defined in the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Catastrophic Injury) Rules 2018 (Cth) (the Rules).   Definition of “catastrophic Injury”: Section 4(1) of […]

  • November 5, 2018Bug Bites at a Call Centre

    Carlson and Telstra Corporation Limited [2018] AATA 3359.   Key Points: The Tribunal was required to consider whether a Telstra employee suffered an allergic condition as a result of insect bites sustained while working at a call centre in Queensland. The Tribunal found in favour of the employer.   Background: On 15 December 2016, Ms […]

  • May 17, 2018Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse – RMIA discusses Child Safe Standards

    By Rosan Santangelo, Partner, HBA Legal and President, NSW Chapter RMIA                The Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA) and HBA Legal are uniting RMIA’s diverse membership’s wide range of skills and disciplines to explore needs of vulnerable people. RMIA will plan sessions on risk strategy and frameworks, in […]

  • March 1, 2018HBA helps clients save money through underutilised SRC Act provisions

    SRC Act Recovery – see how we make  clients’ funds swim back upstream!   Download the flyer!

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