ACT Government pushes to be first in raising age of criminal liability to 14

The ACT Government has become the first to support raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14....

The ACT Government has become the first to support raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury is pushing for bringing the reform before the Legislative Assembly as early as the end of 2021. The ACT Government commissioned a 6-month independent review on the...

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Employer’s unfair dismissal objection fails after incorrect count of staff numbers

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal It is no secret that the retail, fast food and restaurant industries...

By Alex Millman and Lindsay Carroll, NRA Legal It is no secret that the retail, fast food and restaurant industries include the highest proportion of casual employees in Australia. This means that, when it comes to matters like unfair dismissals, it can sometimes be hard to determine how casual employees...

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IR Update: Damages of $100,000-plus awarded to employee after unfairly dismissed for “set-up” misconduct

A director at ANZ has been awarded $110,000 in damages for being unfairly dismissed for serious misconduct. The Bank...

A director at ANZ has been awarded $110,000 in damages for being unfairly dismissed for serious misconduct. The Bank alleged Mr Bartlett had amended a confidential internal email and mailed it to a journalist at the Australian Financial Review.Mr Bartlett’s claim was previously dismissed by Justice Adamson in a...

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Update: QLD Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill 1995

The Queensland Government has re-introduced the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill again into parliament after the original Bill lapsed...

The Queensland Government has re-introduced the Retail Shop Leases Amendment Bill again into parliament after the original Bill lapsed when the last election was called. The Bill followed extensive consultation as a part of the statutory review that started in 2013. The NRA was a member of the Reference...

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