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March v Stramare (E & M H) Pty Ltd [1991] HCA 12

ON THIS DAY in 1991, the High Court of Australia delivered March v Stramare (E & MH) Pty Ltd HCA 12; (1991) 171 CLR 506; (1991) 9 BCL 215 (24 April 1991). 110 more words


Duty to make reasonable adjustments - employer aware or ought reasonably to be aware

Several years ago, as a student at Wits in the 1990s, I attended a lecture by the South African Institute of Race Relations’ CEO, John Kane-Berman. 549 more words

Selling on the Internet? Some Do’s and Don’ts

The increase in e-commerce has been huge in recent years and a company website has become an important method of communication for businesses today. With more and more companies using the internet as a medium for selling goods, you need to be aware of the following 6 Acts and Sets of Regulations: 464 more words

Commercial Law

Stuart v Kirkland-Veenstra [2009] HCA 15 | 22 April 2009

Stuart v Kirkland-Veenstra HCA 15 (22 April 2009).


“TORTS – Negligence – Duty of care – Where Mental Health Act 1986 (Vic), s 10 empowered police to apprehend person who “appears to be mentally ill” if reasonable grounds for believing that person had recently attempted suicide or likely to do so – Where police came upon man who appeared to have been contemplating suicide but showed no sign of mental illness – Interaction of common law and relationship established by s 10 – Whether duty of care to prevent foreseeable harm to man at own hand – Relevance of conditions engaging exercise of statutory power – Relevance of fact that duty alleged is duty to protect person from self-harm – Relevance of general rule against duty to rescue – Relevance of vulnerability of particular class of persons – Relevance of control over source of risk to persons. 269 more words


Raviolos v SLHD [2015] NSWSC 439

The Supreme Court rejected a defendant’s application to obtain particulars of the plaintiff’s employment history on the basis that there was no relationship between that information and the issues in the proceedings. 215 more words

Case Law Update

Westin Operator, LLC v. Jillian Groh, through her guardians and conservators William and Janelle Groh, 2015CO25 (April 13, 2015)

“A reasonable person could foresee that a group of intoxicated individuals evicted from a hotel might be involved in a drunk driving accident that causes injuries.” Opinion. 140 more words

Supreme Court

"aggressive verbal, foul-mouthed abuse" - the Ian Smith saga continues to be discussed

How language can change in only a little time! Earlier this month, SafetyAtWorkBlog wrote on the OHS context of the departure of Orica’s CEO, Ian Smith. 444 more words