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Questions concerning the role of proportionate liability in cutting across contractual obligations and liabilities have given rise to conflicting authorities in different jurisdictions.
This CPD session reviews the role of proportionate liability in civil litigation and the Court of Appeal judgment in the Lacrosse Appeals (Tanah Merah Vic Pty Ltd v Owners’ Corporation No 1 of PS631436T  VSCA 72) will also be discussed.
The High Court’s decision Burns v Corbett significantly narrowed the jurisdiction of State tribunals. The High Court held that the Australian Constitution precludes a State tribunal, in this case the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, that is not a ‘court of a State’…
The Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and the Registered Organisations Commissioner and the Chief Counsel of the Fair Work Ombudsman each present updates as to regulatory and legal priorities and relevant recent decisions. Barrister Catherine Symons also presents in relation to the treatment of multiple and overlapping contraventions when imposing civil penalties.
Adam Rollnik and Daniel Briggs discuss the requirements for admission of evidence of surrounding circumstances in contractual interpretation, and the development of the requirements from Codelfa and Mount Bruce through recent cases.
Senior representatives of the three major regulators in industrial law will speak about recent developments in their areas. Mark Irving chairs a discussion by three major regulators in the industrial law field. Cathy Cato, Acting Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, The Hon Neil Jessup, former Federal Court Judge, and Janine Webster, Chief Counsel of the Fair Work Ombudsman, discuss recent development in their respective areas.