April 2018

Twitter Cost Me My Job – The Risks of Discussing Employment Online
The Stage of Development is Important When Applying the Deemed Planning Provisions
Interaction between Section 60 and Section 61 in the WA Workers Compensation Scheme – Appeal to District Court and then to Court of Appeal, WA Supreme Court
New GST Withholding Regime on “New” Residential Property
Businesses Take Note – Whistleblower Protection Reform is Imminent
What is Considered Property in Family Law and When Can I Get Rid of His or Her Stuff?

Welcome to the April edition of our monthly newsletter!

On 17 May Kott Gunning Special Counsel Mike Baldwin will lead a Governance Institute Listed Public Companies Discussion Group on the impact of the ‘Weinstein revolution’ on Australian workplaces and the effect on the employment relationship. The discussion will also touch on employers’ exposure to risk and how to go about implementing cultural change. Attendance will be free for clients of Kott Gunning who RSVP by 10 May to events@kottgunn.com.au  More information can be found here

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Twitter Cost Me My Job – The Risks of Discussing Employment Online

Daniel Coster
Associate

Mike Baldwin
Special Counsel

The recent decision of Banerji and Comcare is a timely reminder of the perils of social media. The worker lost her job, suffered a psychiatric condition, and spent over two years involved in litigation.
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The Stage of Development is Important When Applying the Deemed Planning Provisions

Anne Wood
Partner

Carol Hamilton
Lawyer

The Deemed Planning Provisions are new law. Baker Investments v City of Vincent provides guidance on which regulation applies at different stages of development.
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Interaction between Section 60 and Section 61 in the WA Workers Compensation Scheme – Appeal to District Court and then to Court of Appeal, WA Supreme Court

Ashley Crisp
Partner

Concerning weekly payments of compensation, the Employer applied by s 60 of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (WA) to discontinue or reduce payments. Question whether the employer could have invoked s 61.
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New GST Withholding Regime on “New” Residential Property

Emma Leys
Managing Partner

Daphne Schilizzi
Lawyer

From 1 July 2018, buyers and sellers of ‘new residential premises’ or land in certain subdivisions of ‘potential residential land’ will be subject to a new GST withholding regime.
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Businesses Take Note – Whistleblower Protection Reform is Imminent

Tom Darbyshire
Partner

Whistleblower protection laws applying to the private sector are undergoing substantial changes that are likely to come into effect in a few weeks.
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What is Considered Property in Family Law and When Can I Get Rid of His or Her Stuff?

Danielle Hadida
Lawyer

Attempting to auction off or throw out your ex’s belongings before a final agreement is reached may give rise to urgent proceedings being commenced in the Family Court.
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