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Employer’s gender pay equity reporting obligations – results published

This morning the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) published private sector employer gender pay gaps in accordance with recent legislative reforms. Australian private sector employers with 100 or more employees must report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on six Gender Equality Indicators each year by law.  The gender equality indicators are: gender composition …

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Material Fact or Critical Mass?

A recent decision by the Queensland Court of Appeal in Star Aged Living Limited v Lee [2024] QCA 1 shows the approach taken by the Courts when considering material facts and prejudice in an Application to extend the limitation period under Section 31(2) of the Limitation of Actions Act 1974 (Qld) (LAA). Background Ms Lee …

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Buying off the plan? Beware of sunset clauses

With the steep increase in population growth and housing demand that we have seen in recent years, the volume of “off the plan” property transactions is unlikely to decrease any time soon.

Pub Transactions Part II

As featured in the latest edition of Bowler Magazine I mentioned in my previous article that many clients ask me how they can progress a pub transaction with convenience and ease. Once the parties have entered into a short form heads of agreement which outlines the fundamental commercial terms of the deal, the next step …

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Pub Transactions Part I

As featured in the latest edition of Bowler Magazine We continue to see high interest in pubs in Queensland, particularly from southern buyers who look to Queensland as an opportunity to grow pub businesses. This is notwithstanding the fact that the Queensland pub industry is very sophisticated. Many clients ask me how they can progress …

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Worker loses trip and fall case

If a worker fails to watch their step on a worksite, an employer or principal contractor might not be liable for the worker’s injuries. The recent case of Morris v Evolution Traffic Control Pty Ltd & Anor [2023] QDC 195 demonstrates the importance of having an adequate system of work to eliminate or minimise risks …

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Fixed Term Contracts in Sport

On 6 December 2023, new rules[1] came into effect when engaging employees on fixed term contracts. The general intent of the legislation is to limit the use of fixed-term contracts in order to move more employees into permanent employment. One of the new rules is that a fixed term contract can’t be for longer than …

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Removal of Directors

Both the Associations Incorporation Act and the Corporations Act provide for means by which directors or members of the management committee can be removed from their positions by the members. In the case of Mr Hamish McLennan, his resignation was requested by a majority of voting members and as a consequence of that, the board …

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