October 2014

Amalgamation and Regional Local Governments
Ferry Driver Terminated for Marijuana Use – Compliance With Drug Policy Enforced
Court Authorises The Delay In Vesting A Trust In Order To Defer Tax Liabilities
Privacy and Sporting Organisations
Bullying In The Workplace – An Update
The Ins & Outs of Supervised Contact
Tick Tock, The Clock’s On: Time Limits For Making A Claim On An Estate

On Wednesday, 22 October, the State Government released the Local Government Advisory Board report providing a framework for the most significant reform of metropolitan local government in 100 years. Brenton Oakley and Philip Mavor have written a series of articles on how amalgamation will impact various functions of Local Government. Their article on Amalgamation looks specifically at issues Local Governments will need to consider if they are a member of a Regional Local Government. 

Mark Fatharly presented his paper on Privacy and Sporting Organisations at Swimming WA’s AGM recently. Kott Gunning is Swimming WA’s exclusive legal partner, and naming rights partner for their new “Kott Gunning Coach Development Program”.

Tim Lethbridge’s paper on Bullying in the Workplace is an update on a talk he presented at AIM WA’s HR Futures Forum earlier this year that was also covered in The West’s BigDeal magazine.

Don’t forget to register for Kott Gunning’s Surviving the Silly Season breakfast seminar to minimise risk and personal liability on Tuesday, 25 November, email events@kottgunn.com.au for an invitation.

Amalgamation and Regional Local Governments

Brenton Oakley
Consultant

Philip Mavor
Senior Associate

Introduction Local Governments undergoing amalgamation that are members of Regional Local Governments are going to have to look at the consequences the amalgamation will have on the Regional Local Government …
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Ferry Driver Terminated for Marijuana Use – Compliance With Drug Policy Enforced

Mr Christopher Toms had been employed by Sydney Ferries from 1996 until its privatisation in July 2012, following which his employment was transferred to Harbour City Ferries Pty Ltd (Harbour …
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Court Authorises The Delay In Vesting A Trust In Order To Defer Tax Liabilities

David Miller
Consultant

In a recent decision the Supreme Court of Queensland amended the vesting day of two discretionary trusts when there was no power contained in the trust deeds for such an …
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Privacy and Sporting Organisations

Mark Fatharly
Partner

Ann Spencer
Senior Associate

What does the Privacy Act regulate?  The Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) regulates standards, rights and obligations relating to the collection, use, storage and maintenance of personal information and sensitive information …
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Bullying In The Workplace – An Update

Anti-bullying provisions were introduced for the first time in the Fair Work Act in January 2014.  Those provisions were designed to be preventative rather than compensatory – that is to …
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The Ins & Outs of Supervised Contact

Mike Baldwin
Special Counsel

What is supervised contact? Supervised contact is when the time a non-residential parent spends with their child takes place in the presence of an independent person. The independent person could …
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Tick Tock, The Clock’s On: Time Limits For Making A Claim On An Estate

You may be eligible to make a claim on a deceased person’s estate pursuant to the Family Provision Act 1972 (WA) (the Act) if you are their: husband, wife or …
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