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May 2021
The Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2021 (Qld) passed on 20 May 2021. The amendment introduces a presumption for certain workers diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by a psychiatrist under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to have an injury, if they are defined as first...
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Robertson v State of Queensland [2021] QCA 92 Henry J (Fraser and McMurdo JJA agreeing) The Plaintiff appealed the trial decision of Robertson v State of Queensland [2020] QDC 185 together with the pre-trial order for further and better particulars. The trial judge found against the Plaintiff on the basis there was no duty of...
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Interest in historical abuse claims is often a significant and thorny issue of dispute. The appeal decision in Province Leader of the Oceania Province of the Congregation of the Christian Brothers v Lawrence [2021] WASCA 77 is a salient decision about interest. The appeal against interest was dismissed and the cross-appeal increasing interest allowed. The...
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Bona v Jeffries [2021] QSC 84 The Plaintiff tendered a Request for Trial Date (RFTD) which the Defendants refused to sign. The Plaintiff filed an application to dispense with the RFTD and the Defendants filed a cross-application for the Plaintiff to submit to an examination of an occupational therapist pursuant to ss 46A  and 50...
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