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Hamersley v Forge: the limitations of set-off rights in a liquidation scenario

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Hamersley v Forge: the limitations of set-off rights in a liquidation scenario

The Hamersley v Forge case confirms that in a liquidation a security interest created under the PPSA will render worthless any set-off rights that account debtors may have...

27 June 2017

A postcard from Agri Investor Australia Forum 2017

Five key takeaways for the good and agribusiness sector from the Agri Investor Australia Forum including foreign and strategic investment insights.

27 June 2017

Incapacity to work is not a refusal to work

A FWC decision highlights employers' obligations to employees with a mental illness, finding an employer failed to provide due process to an incapacitated employee after misconstruing his extended...

21 June 2017

FWC’s EBA arbitration power requires express consent

FWC overturns decision of first instance which held that the dispute resolution clause of an enterprise agreement permitted the FWC to arbitrate a dispute, even though the parties...

21 June 2017

Summary dismissal for “crude and immature” Facebook post unfair

FWC awards compensation to employee who was unfairly dismissed after making a "crude and immature" Facebook post suggesting a female colleague provided sexual favours to their boss.

21 June 2017

Informal performance management gets employer over the line

Unfair dismissal claim by employee who was subject only to ‘informal’ performance management steps refused, signifying a substance over form approach to managing underperformance.

21 June 2017