Announcement - Rulings on Practice Direction No. 17

28 February 2006

This Practice Direction became effective from 9th January 2006. The practice direction sets out a case management regime that is designed to ensure that unfair dismissal matters are brought before the Commission expeditiously.

A number of applications have come before the Commission where parties have sought to vary directions (paragraph 12), have failed to comply with directions or where a party was seeking the vacation of the hearing date (paragraph 13).

The following judgments have recently been published to the Commission's CaseLaw website:

Zammit and KTS Logistics Pty Ltd [2006] NSWIRComm 36

Gu v Nature's Care Manufacture Pty Ltd [2006] NSWIRComm 39

Dedov and Apollo Life Sciences Ltd [2006] NSWIRComm 55

As will be noted from the judgments the Commission's approach is one in which the case management regime will be strictly enforced.

Industrial Registrar
28 February 2006