NEWS-HR

The Commonwealth of Australia, represented by Services Australia T/A Department of Human Services has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) set for hearing by Commissioner Williams in chambers in Perth (Weston).

A man who slashed a paramedic on her way home from work on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula should be jailed, prosecutors say. Adam Bardic, 48, slashed the woman twice with a box cutter in front of her young daughters as she picked up fish and chips for dinner on July 13 last year. He pinned the 46-year-old to her car and cut her, leaving a deep 15cm long gash across her upper chest before casually riding away on his bike while she compressed the wound and called triple-0. In a pre-sentence hearing on Monday, prosecutors called for Bardic to be handed an immediate prison term. He’s been in custody for more than a year awaiting sentence. Bardic’s lawyers have instead asked that he be placed on a community corrections order, and that any prison terms be served concurrently. County Court Judge Duncan Allen heard Bardic suffered an acquired brain injury after being bashed with a baseball bat in 2013, and that he required a skull reconstruction and neurological rehabilitation after two further beatings in 2014. Both Bardic’s parents and one of his two daughters have died while he has been in custody.

The manager of Dunedin’s Women’s Refuge has resigned after investigations revealed a raft of serious issues. But the centre will be allowed to keep its government accreditation, albeit under close scrutiny, the Ministry of Social Development has confirmed. Issues at Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women’s Refuge became public earlier this year after investigations found it fell short of three Social Sector Accreditation standards. Women’s Refuge New Zealand chief executive Dr Ang Jury said an independent assessment essentially highlighted the same issues as other investigations, primarily workplace culture and some people “being a little bit loose with donations” of things like food and clothing. She confirmed the centre’s manager had resigned.

Central Gippsland Health Service is to answer a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Commissioner Lee in chambers in Melbourne (Vinicombe).

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application from Cabrini Health Limited for t he Cabrini Health, Health Professionals Agreement 2019 (Health and welfare services) has been ratified by Deputy President Mansini in Melbourne on 28 October 2019.

A s.394 (Unfair dismissal) claim by Karen Cross against Jabiru Community Youth & Children’s Services Association (Inc) has been rejected by Fair Work Commissioner Johns in Sydney on 28 October 2019.

Women’s Safety Services SA is facing a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Commissioner Platt in chambers in Adelaide (Looker).

An application/notification by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (s.505 – Application to deal with a right of entry dispute) will fall to Commissioner Johns in chambers in Sydney.