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Post-Rossato, written contract terms rule: Barrister

The "deeper legacy" of the High Court's recent landmark Rossato judgment lies not so much in its pronouncements on the concept of casual employment, but in establishing a stricter approach to interpreting employment contracts that emphasises their written terms, leading employment barrister David Chin will tell the Australian Labour Law Association national conference tomorrow.

Unregistered unions seek to join anti-mandate case

Two newly-incorporated associations of NSW paramedics and nurses want to join a legal challenge to the State's vaccination mandate for health workers, the NSW Supreme Court heard today.



Academic responds to university's damages bid

An academic says Murdoch University has no legal basis to seek damages against him for a dip in international student enrolments after his alleged public interest disclosures about its admissions practices.


TWU vows to fight on as Aldi narrows common law case

The TWU will continue its campaign of protests against Aldi, seeking supply chain agreements similar to those signed by Coles and Woolworths, after the retailer narrowed its common law claim against union.

Casual job offer didn't make redundancies non-genuine

The FWC has rejected a multi-pronged attempt by four retrenched dockworkers to establish that they were not genuinely redundant, finding their employer's offer to re-engage them as casuals did not detract from its need to reduce its full-time workforce.

Watchdog seeks record fine to punish MUA

The FWO is seeking to fine the CFMMEU's MUA division more than $3.5 million for unlawful industrial action against Hutchison Ports, using a novel argument that historic contraventions of the same Fair Work Act provision denies the union the benefit of the legislation's single course of conduct mechanism.

Court green-lights sham contracting class action

A class action alleging sham contracting against a major marketing agency will proceed after a court dismissed arguments that it was impossible to rule on the employment status of more than 1000 claimants without examining their individual circumstances.