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Preparing for workplace manslaughter provisions in Victoria

In October 2019, the Victorian Labor Government submitted its Workplace Manslaughter (WM) legislation to state Parliament.  The bill has already passed the lower house and is currently before the upper house (Legislative Council); where it will need the support of cross-bench members (since Labor does not hold a majority in the upper house). If passed, Victoria…

20 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

Balancing the rights and responsibilities of doctors and patients

In December 2014, a 21-year old man was brought to a Victorian Emergency Department (ED) by his family because of bizarre behaviour. Clinicians believed he was suffering from a mental illness, probably psychosis. He was, however, co-operative and agreeable to staying for further assessment and probable admission. Therefore, he did not meet criteria for involuntary…

15 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Legal

Is there a case for a Media Freedom Act? An interview with Professor Peter Greste

When former Al Jazeera journalist, Professor Peter Greste, was captured and imprisoned in Egypt - after his reporting of a topic believed to be compromising national security - he began thinking about the seeming tradeoff between the need for national security and democracy. Populist pressure to clamp down on national security threats, post 9/11, has seen…

11 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

SME lending – a digital priority?

The challenges faced by small businesses when borrowing in today’s climate are numerous, but with new operators providing a variety of digital options on highly accessible platforms, are small business operators better serviced by tech-savvy lenders? Ahead of the 29th Annual Credit Law Conference, several panellists weigh in with their views. ‘Low touch’ world; high expectations…

15 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Legal

How to avoid public disclosure of internal misconduct – insights from Professor AJ Brown

Earlier this month, Federal Police raided the home of Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurt following the publication of a leaked plan allegedly permitting governments to spy on Australians. The raid was reportedly the result of an act of internal whistleblowing and follows two recent high-profile whistleblowing cases: that of David McBride, former Defence Force Lawyer, and Richard Boyle…

20 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

How should brokers prepare for the potential arrival of the Best Interests Duty?

The prospect of a Best Interests Duty for mortgage brokers is looming, leaving many uncertain about the potential impact on their everyday business practices. Commissioner Kenneth Hayne recommended the introduction of the consumer-minded mandate in the Royal Commission, citing the need for better documentation, demonstrability and accountability in all forms of consumer lending. He also…

7 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Business | Legal

Ethics versus compliance – restoring consumer trust in financial services

As the Australian financial services sector continues to grapple with a post-Royal Commission consumer trust deficit, the efficacy of a compliance-based approach to banking has been called into question. Despite ethical mandates, such as ASICs “fairness initiative” and AFCA’s “fairness review”, a compliance framework continues to dominate banking practices; with efforts to instill a culture…

11 Apr 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal | Uncategorised

Remuneration and regulation post Hayne

The dust has now settled since Commissioner Hayne released his final verdict following the years-worth of industry interrogation, that formed the backbone of the Royal Commission into banking misconduct. Many of his recommendations were applauded by industry analysts, while others have been met with doubt, concern and outright resistance. Cutting through the wealth of industry…

4 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Legal

The ageing doctor – ethical and legal implications

Laying off a post-retirement-age doctor on the basis of their age is an offence under the Age Discrimination Act 2004. However, there are growing concerns that doctors practicing beyond 65-years of age may be more prone to mistakes, due to the age-related decline of various physical and cognitive faculties. As such, many experts have called…

22 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Legal | Occupational Health & Safety

Protecting our protectors: addressing PTSD in the police force and emergency services

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an often debilitating mental health condition that results from witnessing or experiencing a single or series of traumatic events. It is now one of the leading causes of workers' compensation claims in Australia, particularly in the police force and emergency services, in which the prevalence of the disorder is almost…

31 Jan 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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