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  • November 30, 2021Tribunal finds lower back injury not caused by prolonged sitting/standing at government department

    Salehi and Comcare [2021] AATA 3294.   Key Points: The Tribunal was asked to determine liability for a lower back injury claimed to have been sustained due to prolonged sitting and standing in the workplace. The Tribunal accepted that the employee suffered from a lower back condition but found no evidence that the condition was […]

  • November 29, 2021Tribunal: actions to address underperformance were reasonable

    YYHQ and Comcare [2021] AATA 3809.   Key Points: The Tribunal was asked to consider liability for a psychological condition, claimed to have been caused by bullying and harassment at the Department of Home Affairs. The Tribunal found that the psychological condition did not meet the definition of Injury as it was suffered as a […]

  • November 29, 2021Weight loss surgery not related to psychological condition

    Fittock and Comcare [2021] AATA 3628.   Key Points: The Tribunal was asked to consider liability for weight loss surgery obtained by a customer service officer working at Services Australia. The employee claimed that the surgery was necessary to treat her accepted psychological condition. The Tribunal applied Howes v Comcare [2016] FCA 1521 and found […]

  • November 29, 2021AFP Officer’s appeal dismissed – Full Federal Court upholds reliance on section 53

    Leach v Comcare [2021] FCAFC 134.   Key Points: The Full Federal Court was asked to decide whether the Federal Court and the Tribunal had erred in finding that Mr Leach had failed to provide notice of his injury as soon as practicable after he became aware of it. The Full Court dismissed the appeal. […]

  • November 11, 2021HBA again among Australia’s best insurance law firms

    HBA Legal has been named one of Australia’s best insurance law firms in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide rankings – this year on both the east and west coasts of Australia. The rankings are highly regarded within the legal industry in that they are peer nominated and peer and client voted. Additionally, one can only nominate […]

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