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20 Mar 2009
Employers warned on dumping workers
Employers who unnecessarily dismiss staff over recession fears could find their panic actions rebound on them in expensive ways, according to employme...
2 Mar 2009
A timely revolution in consumer protection
While our business headlines are awash with news of changes to restrictive trade practices laws, some big reforms are also under way to reshape Austra...
27 Feb 2009
The UN, business and human rights
Alarmist assertions about the operation of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights Write comment (0 Comments) ...
25 Feb 2009
The Victorian Charter is improving lives
Alarmist assertions about the operation of the Victorian Charter of Human Rights shou Write comment (0 Comments) ...
2 Dec 2008
Whose child is it anyway?
The children of same-sex couples will now be recognised as the "child of the person's spouse", replacing the term "product of the relationship". whils...
2 Dec 2008
Protecting women's rights
As the keynote speaker for the biannual Lesbia Harford Oration, Lin Hatfield-Dodds (President of the Australian Council of Social Services, Director o...
2 Dec 2008
Energy target not a bullseye
Subsidy plans for green power generation are not without their flaws, but the benefits far outweigh the costs, write Dominic Bortoluzzi and Anthony Wi...
30 Nov 2008
A minor's right to refuse
In light of the recent case of UK cancer patient Hannah Jones, Malcolm Smith asks if the law permits minors to refuse the right to treatment if a refu...
30 Nov 2008
Urgent need to review costs reimbursements
A worsening economic outlook and a state election in Queensland this year should stimulate an urgent overhaul of the neglected issue of defendants acq...
19 Nov 2008
Tapping into controversy
Depending on your viewpoint, Queensland this month has either caught up with the rest of Australia in the war on crime, or slipped further down the pa...
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