Another Admin Law decision this time Quashing a medical boards decision in an Insurance claim

Issue: Judicial review of an Administrative decision, a guy claimed injury in the course of employment, so he found Order 56 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (Vic) which allow the Court to review the opinion of the Medical Panel made under Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013(Vic) in respect of the his capacity to work. The Medical Panel’s opinion had effect that his claim must
fail and he loses his compensation.

Too harsh? Dismissing employees for publicly criticising their employers may not always be fair

TweetIn Daniel Starr v Department of Human Services,1 Mr Starr had been employed by the Department of Human Services (Department) as a frontline Centrelink customer service officer for more than 20 years before his dismissal for posting negative, inappropriate, and derogatory comments about the Department and its customers on social media platforms outside of working […]

Can I pay my Tax Bill with a Promissory Note via Bills of Exchange Act?

In any case, I do not accept that the unilateral delivery of a promissory note, as occurred here, was a payment of a tax related liability within the meaning of regulation 18 of the Taxation Administration Regulations 1976 (Cth). The regulation requires payment of the liability, not a promise to pay; and a promissory note is not a method approved by the Commissioner for payment. The third defendant had not agreed to the discharge the tax liability in this eccentric way; nor, as the third defendant submits, could he have, consistently with regulation 18(1).

Doctors for Refugees: Constitutional Challenge to Border Force Laws Filed in the High Court

According to a media release from the Fitzroy Legal Centre, a constitutional challenge was filed in the High Court of Australia on 27 July 2016 on behalf of Doctors for Refugees. The upcoming case will test whether secrecy laws in the Australian Border Force Act 2015 (Cth) (The Act) create an impermissible burden on the implied freedom of political communication.