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Gluyas v Aurizon [2015] FWC 6161: Ruling in Favour of Employer over Dismissal

Friday 9 October 2015 @ 10.09 a.m. | Industrial Law | Legal Research

In the case of Gluyas v Australian Western Railroad Pty Ltd T/A Aurizon [2015] FWC 6161 (11 Septemer 2015), the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled in favour of Australia’s largest rail freight operator by approving the dismissal of an employee for taking unauthorised leave to attend the Australian Open tennis tournament (the Australian Open).

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Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Friday 9 October 2015 @ 9.26 a.m. | Legal Research

The Queensland Government introduced the Relationships (Civil Partnerships) and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 into Parliament in the middle of September 2015 to restore the provisions of the Relationship Act 2011.

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High Court Test Case Hearing Begins: Constitutional Powers and Offshore Asylum Seeker Detention

Thursday 8 October 2015 @ 10.49 a.m. | Judiciary, Legal Profession & Procedure | Legal Research | Immigration

Recently the ABC PM program reported that the Federal Government is facing a new legal challenge to its offshore detention and processing policy, with lawyers acting for more than 200 asylum seekers set to argue that Australia doesn't have the legal power to fund or facilitate detention centres on foreign soil, namely, detention centres like those in Nauru and Manus Island.

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Victorian Adoption Amendment (Adoption By Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015

Thursday 8 October 2015 @ 8.55 a.m. | Legal Research

On 6 October 2015, the Victorian Legislative Assembly introduced the Adoption Amendment (Adoption By Same-Sex Couples) Bill 2015, which would enable the adoption of children by same-sex couples and would amend the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to remove the exception to the prohibition to discriminate in relation to religious bodies providing adoption services.

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D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc: High Court Reverses Breast Cancer Gene Patentability

Wednesday 7 October 2015 @ 11.48 a.m. | IP & Media | Legal Research

In D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc & Anor [2015] HCA 35, the High Court of Australia has today (7 October 2015), in a unanimous decision, allowed an appeal from the decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc [2014] FCAFC 115 (5 September 2014).

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