Law School Seminar: In whose interests? The trade union official as fiduciary

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

Abstract Trade union officials have been held to owe fiduciary obligations to their union based on an analogy with company directors. The case law focuses on misuse of union resources, as seen in the recent high profile case brought against… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School academics Jill Murray and Anthony O’Donnell awarded $450,000 by the Australian Research Council (ARC)

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La Trobe Law School academics Jill Murray and Anthony O’Donnell are amongst a group of 11 leading labour law and industrial relations scholars awarded $450,000 by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its latest round of funding. The money will… Continue Reading

A Bigger Role for the Victorian Government in Relation to Insecure Work?

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

By Jill Murray The Victorian government has set up an Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work, headed by Professor Anthony Forsyth of RMIT University. The Inquiry’s terms of reference note that the government’s law-making powers in relation to work… Continue Reading

A Subtle Judicial Conversation About How to Define the Employee: Recent Cases on ‘Working in the Business of Another’

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by Jill Murray The contract of employment is the cornerstone of employment law: most of the protections devised by statute for workers are provided only to those with a contract of employment. This kind of contract is a creature of… Continue Reading