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.

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.

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.