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LIJ May 2004

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Workplace Relations Special Issue
Labour law is, by its nature, a dynamic area of practice, reflecting changes in the workplace and in the wider community. The articles in this Special Issue provide practitioners with a useful update on developments in this specific area of law.

By Karen Hermann

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Feature Articles


Closing a loophole for bankrupts
Following a High Court judgment, well-prepared bankrupts have been able to place their property beyond the reach of their trustees and creditors. However, the government has moved quickly to close this loophole.

By Mark Worsnop

Disability discrimination

Exploring disability discrimination law
A High Court decision has found that, in certain circumstances, distinguishing between a person's behaviour and their disability will not breach disability discrimination legislation.

By (2004) 78(5) LIJ, p. 46

Labour hire

Labour hire companies and industrial disputes
The dramatic increase in the use of labour hire over the past 15 years has had a profound effect on employment practices and industrial relations.

By Josh Bornstein

Construction law

Off-the-plan contracts of sale v domestic building contracts
The Domestic Building Contracts Act may create builders and building contractors out of dealings between parties in circumstances not previously contemplated.

By John Bolton


Process and procedure - a fair go all round
The AIRC will take into account genuine efforts on the part of employers to act fairly during the termination process.

By Ashley Winnett and Sonia Millen

The changing face of labour law
Redundancy is a constantly changing area of employment law.

By Mark Yorston and Joel Townsend

Industrial arbitration

The exercise of arbitral powers
AIRC decisions suggest further consideration of the terms of private arbitration clauses is warranted.

By Leigh Johns

Industrial law

What's it all about?
Relationship issues between an employer and employees raise questions of constitutional law and statutory construction that could have wide-reaching effects in industrial law.

By Sam Eichenbaum and Deivina Peethamparam

Discrimination law

Work and the caregiver
Employers need to be accommodating when it comes to managing flexible work practices and employees' return to work after maternity leave.

By Sarah Rey and Robyn Sweet

Workplace harassment

Workplace bullying and harassment
Workplace bullying may not amount to conduct prohibited by anti-discrimination legislation, but an employer who permits such behaviour may be liable for breach of duties owed to the employee.

By Peter Harris and Sean Millard


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