Higher Education Focus

November 2010

In this edition

Adverse Action - the new risk in disciplinary proceedings

The grounds for grievance disputes have been redefined by the new Fair Work Act, culminating in a rise of 'adverse action' claims. Gareth Jolly, Harriet Eager and Jessica Fletcher explain how such claims are likely to affect universities.
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Important changes to the conduct of Victorian litigation

Tertiary institutions will have to adapt to recent changes in pre-litigation proceedings and dispute resolution requirements, according to Michelle Power and Philip Stefanovski.
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Overview of the Australian Consumer Law reforms - how will the law change from 1 January 2011?

Jackie Mortensen and Joanna Green examine the impact upon suppliers and consumers of the largest changes to the Trade Practices Act since its inception.
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