February 2018

Worrying Wildlife at Work in WA?
Awarding Compensation for Permanent Impairment Sustained Minutes Before Death – Could It Happen Here?
Appeals from WorkCover WA to District Court of WA – What is a Question of Law?

Welcome to the February edition of our monthly newsletter!

The long-anticipated changes to the Privacy Act on mandatory reporting of data breaches came into effect last week. Organisations are now required to report “eligible data breaches” to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and to take reasonable steps to notify all affected individuals. For more information see the OAIC website and for more on the changes and the role played by the OAIC visit http://ow.ly/IzdF30izbMp

If you were unable to attend our HACKED – Managing Personal and Company Reputation Under Mandatory Reporting event earlier this month – click on the link for useful cyber risk management steps or email events@kottgunn.com.au for the handouts.

March events include Living Your Way: Protecting Your Estate, the AIM WA Inspirational Leader Series featuring Christina Matthews, the 10th Annual Personal Injury Roundup and the HR Law Masterclass.

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Worrying Wildlife at Work in WA?

Stephen Williams
Partner

Rhonda Carson
Lawyer

In Smith v Woolworths the Arbitrator considered where a worker’s journey ended and the place of employment began to determine workers’ compensation.
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Awarding Compensation for Permanent Impairment Sustained Minutes Before Death – Could It Happen Here?

Stephen Williams
Partner

Henrik Eklund
Senior Associate

Could the decision to award compensation for permanent impairment sustained minutes prior to death happen in WA?
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Appeals from WorkCover WA to District Court of WA – What is a Question of Law?

Ashley Crisp
Partner

A summary update of the Macmahon Holdings Limited v McKenzie [2018] WADC 28 decision by His Honour O’Neal DCJ Heard 8 November 2017, decision delivered 21 February 2018
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