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Privacy and the Complaints Process: A Costly ($30,000) Lesson

Privacy and the Complaints Process: A Costly ($30,000) Lesson

A failure to comply with the Information Privacy Principles has cost Cessnock City Council $30,000 in damages for psychological harm. The case of EMF v Cessnock City Council [2021] NSWCATAD 219 involved privacy concerns stemming from a complaint made by EMF to...

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Validity of Section 124 Orders – Update

Validity of Section 124 Orders – Update

The recent decision of Bobolas v Waverley Council (No 3) [2021] NSWLEC 63 has provided further clarity on the validity of orders issued pursuant to Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993 ("the Act"). Background Waverley Council issued a 22A order pursuant to s...

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Can an employer mandate that employees be vaccinated

Can an employer mandate that employees be vaccinated

Key Takeaways Whether employers can mandate vaccinations against COVID-19 for employees depends on the unique circumstances surrounding each workplace and whether it is lawful and reasonable. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has set out guidance for employers to...

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Electronic execution in the time of Coronavirus

Electronic execution in the time of Coronavirus

New legislation allows the continuation of electronic execution of company documents There is some welcome news for companies executing documents whilst lockdown persists. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021 (Cth) came into operation on and from...

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