Federal amendment to Sex Discrimination Act 1984 for volunteers

Background In 2018, the Government funded the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to undertake a National Inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian Workplaces. The resulting Respect@Work Report recommended legislative amendments to simplify and clarify the overarching legal frameworks to ensure that employers and workers are able to effectively address sexual harassment [...]

2021-09-28T14:03:33+10:00September 28th, 2021|

A snag with the snags – club duty of care

In Dann v Port Sorell Bowls Club[1], a volunteer at a Bowls Club function was burnt while cooking on the club BBQ. The volunteer sued the Bowls Club in negligence for his injuries, receiving over a million dollars in compensation. The Bowls Club was found to have breached its duty of [...]

2021-02-16T08:45:53+10:00February 16th, 2021|

Are you a volunteer, employee or something else?

Background Lynette Weiland[1] (Weiland) had a long association with SA Basketball. She played as a junior and then progressed to various roles in the organisation, including referee co-ordinator, referee coach, court supervisor and also the position of court table commissioner. Weiland was injured in a fall at the entrance to an [...]

2019-09-18T13:18:54+10:00September 18th, 2019|
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