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The Laws of Australia Update 345

Content updates

The following Subtitles are now updated and available on Westlaw AU:

Labour Law 26.4 “Awards and Workplace Agreements”; Real Property 28.1 “Principles of Real Property”; Real Property 28.12 “Retirement Villages”

Labour Law 26.4 “Awards and Workplace Agreements”
Updated by Dr Victoria Lambropoulos, Senior Lecturer, Central Queensland University

This Subtitle relates to awards and workplace agreements. This update includes amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) in relation to employee representation rights and enterprise agreements. Also included is details of the powers of the industrial relations umpire in Australia, the Fair Work Commission.    

Key Cases: Maritime Union of Australia v MMA Offshore Logistics Pty Ltd t/as MMA Offshore Logistics (2017) 263 IR 81; [2017] FWCFB 660; Re Loaded Rates Agreements [2018] FWCFB 3610.
Key Legislation: Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Real Property 28.1 “Principles of Real Property”
Updated by Dr Ben McEniery, Barrister-at-Law, Deane Chambers

The focus of this Subtitle is on the principles which define proprietary interests in land conferring rights of occupation. This update includes commentary on the procedure whereby native title may be claimed and its validity assessed. Joint tenancy and fraudulent activity, and the National Credit Code in relation to mortgages and loans, are also addressed.

Key Cases: Cassegrain v Gerard Cassegrain & Co Pty Ltd (2015) 254 CLR 425; 89 ALJR 312; [2015] HCA 2; Akiba v Commonwealth (2013) 250 CLR 209; 87 ALJR 916; [2013] HCA 33; Wilson v Anderson (2002) 213 CLR 401; Mabo v Queensland (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1; 66 ALJR 408.
Key Legislation: Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW); National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth); Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Real Property 28.12 “Retirement Villages”
Updated by Dr Ben McEniery, Barrister-at-Law, Deane Chambers

This Subtitle concentrates on major issues relating to retirement villages and their management. This update features commentary on the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and its jurisdiction over retirement village disputes, including the eviction of a resident.

Key Legislation: Retirement Villages Act 2016 (SA); Retirement Villages Regulations 2017 (SA).

Update 346 currently scheduled updates (subject to change):

  • Contracts: Specific 8.9 “Electronic Contracts”
  • Intellectual Property 23.1 “Copyright” Chs 4–6
  • Wills and Estate Administration 36.1 “Wills”
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