A Peak Services featured case study
Resurrecting an Australian icon
How the Waltzing Matilda Centre is being restored to its rightful place as an icon of Australia’s national history and social fabric.
The popular museum was lost to fire in July 2015, making headlines across the country. The place that honoured Australia’s unofficial national anthem was gone.
Join Peak Legal at the LGAQ Annual Conference
“Public Interest Disclosures and avoiding breach of
General Protections Claims”
The introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (Qld) provides a framework for facilitating and accessing public interest disclosures (PIDs) – it also affords protection from reprisals to persons making PIDs. Reprisals overlap with the General Protections provisions in the Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld) which, in short, prohibit a person (including Councils) from taking adverse action against another person because the other person has, or has not, or proposes to, exercise a workplace right. A workplace right includes the making of a PID.
The General Protections provisions, introduced on 1 March 2017, which allow for uncapped damages, are very much underused provisions and are the sleeping giant of liability exposure – especially in circumstances where councils are faced with PIDs.
This presentation offers tips to councils on how to navigate the various PID obligations and minimise exposure to breach of General Protections claims – which remain a real and significant risk to all councils.
Presented by Troy Wild
Legal Practice Director, Peak Services Legal.
(Day one of the LGAQ Annual Conference)
9.00am - 10.00am
Rooms M5 and M6
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane