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Duty Of Care

Case study: Holroyd City Council v Zaiter [2014]

Just after his 9th birthday in March 2008, Joey Zaiter suffered a brain injury when he lost control of a bicycle he was riding down an unfamiliar grass slope and fell into a 2m deep concrete drainage channel at …


Staff stories: Amanda Robinson

I graduated from UNE in 2009 with a Bachelor of Law and Commerce. I then completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the College of Law whilst completing my practical experience at a small law firm in Port Macquarie …

Professional misconduct: Sarah’s story

When a Doctor takes advantage of a vulnerable patient:  professional misconduct

Sarah immigrated to Australia after meeting and quickly marrying her husband overseas. The newlywed couple moved frequently due to her husband’s work. Sarah found it difficult to make friends …

Patient In Bed

Professional boundaries and the doctor-patient relationship

The recent NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“NCAT”) decision finding Dr Aamer Sultan guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct on 7 April 2017 is a timely reminder of a medical practitioners’ duty to maintain professional boundaries with patients.

Dr Sultan was …

Firefighters Fighting Fire During Training

Exempt workers under NSW workers compensation legislation

Who are exempt workers?

Exempt workers refers to types of workers who were not affected by the 2012 and 2015 amendments to the Workers Compensation Acts and includes:

  • Police officers
  • Paramedics
  • Fire fighters
  • Workers injured while working in or around