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  • August 15, 2019No diagnosis? No worries: Tribunal accepts claim for symptoms

    Stefaniak and Comcare [2019] AATA 1866 (12 July 2019).   Key Points: Mr Stefaniak submitted a claim for workers’ compensation in respect of lower abdomen and groin pain. Despite no concrete diagnosis of his condition, the Tribunal found in favour of the employee.   Background: Mr Stefaniak was a professional sprinter who trained with the […]

  • August 15, 2019Can a meeting to discuss carer’s leave be administrative action?

    Comcare v Stewart [2019] FCA 365.   Key Points: The Federal Court was asked to consider the meaning of the phrase “administrative action”. The Federal Court found in favour of the employee and decided that he was entitled to compensation in respect to his adjustment disorder with anxious mood.   Background: Mr Stewart was the […]

  • March 29, 2019Recent changes to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth)

    In the last few weeks, there have been some amendments to the SRC Act discussed briefly below. If you would like a more in-depth explanation of any of the amendments, please get in touch.   Minimum interval between section 57 appointments The Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Specification of Medical Examination Interval) Instrument 2019 (available here) […]

  • March 29, 2019Diversity Honours for HBA Partner

    Media Release:  HBA Partner Dr Andrew Lu OAM has been honoured with the first-ever Diversity Leader Award, presented by the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA) (WA Branch). The Diversity Leader Award recognises a lawyer who has shown true commitment to the core aims of the AALA: promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the law […]

  • March 18, 2019When it comes to fiction vs reality, it’s perception that counts

    Davies and John Holland Pty Ltd [2019] AATA 148.   Key Points: The Tribunal needed to determine whether a psychological condition had been significantly contributed to by employment. The Tribunal concluded that even though the psychological condition arose from misapprehensions, there was a sufficient connection to actual events in the workplace for the employee to […]

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