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New South Wales’ new sexual offence laws

On 1 June 2022, the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Consent Reforms) Act 2001 (NSW) (Act) came into effect, implementing changes to the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) (Crimes Act) in relation to...

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Court Rejects Proposed Appointment of Special Purpose Liquidators

In its recent judgment in Re Jabiru , the Supreme Court of New South Wales applied principles governing the appointment of Special Purpose Liquidators (SPL) in rejecting the Plaintiffs’ application...

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Managing workplace psychosocial hazards

Recent legislative developments and a High Court decision confirm that workplace behaviours are now squarely a work health and safety issue and that employers have ongoing obligations to identify...

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Gr8 Education on the treatment of GCO application costs

On 6 June 2022, Nichols J, who ordered the first ever group costs order (GCO) in the Allen v G8 Education class action, held that the plaintiffs should bear their own costs of and incidental to...

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