John Walsh

Workers Compensation, Health and Safety and COVID-19

June 30, 2021

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (“the WHS Act”) and, in South Australia, the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)...

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Best Lawyers Australia: Celebrating Excellence

April 19, 2021

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is proud to share with you that ten of our lawyers have been listed in the 2022 edition of...

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Best Lawyers Recognises Nine of DW Fox Tuckers Finest

April 22, 2020

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is delighted to announce that nine of the firm’s senior lawyers have been recognised across 17 different areas of...

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Staff Profile: John Walsh

April 10, 2020

A life-changing year In January 2014 John, as Managing Partner of Donaldson Walsh, was looking forward to continuing to guide his firm through...

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The Opioid Crisis in Australia

February 26, 2020

In my article published in November 2019 in relation to the American experience of the opioid crisis and what it meant for Australia,...

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The Opioid Crisis in America

November 26, 2019

What does it Mean for Australia? In 1952 the Sackler family bought a small company and transformed it into Purdue Pharma which, over...

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DW Fox Tucker’s “Best Lawyer” Awards List Grows, New Additions & Another “Lawyer of the Year”

April 2, 2019

The 12th annual “Best Lawyer Awards” have been announced by the Australian Financial Review, and DW Fox Tucker is delighted to confirm that...

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DW Fox Tucker & Bradbrook Lawyers: Two eminent employment law specialists join forces

November 7, 2018

DW Fox Tucker is delighted to announce its merger with Bradbrook Lawyers, another of Adelaide’s premier employment law practices. This significant joining of...

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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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Mad March in Adelaide

February 15, 2018

The Review and the Election The State Election in March is shaping up to be the most interesting and unusual election in decades....

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DW Fox Tucker’s Finest Bring Home “Best Lawyer” Awards… Again!

April 18, 2017

Another year, another esteemed “Best Lawyers” awards from the Australian Financial Review, which recognises outstanding talent, achievement and service across the whole spectrum...

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Public Sector Shake Up – It’s All About the Money!

January 19, 2017

Shortly after my last article (Rau’s World – Public Sector Shakeup) (2 December 2016), Self Insurers of South Australia (“SISA”) published its Position...

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Rau’s World – Public Sector Shake Up

December 2, 2016

The SA Government’s Cabinet recently discussed and approved the transfer of its public service workers compensation claims to the State’s two existing claims...

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The Return To Work Act Revisited

May 26, 2016

Issues for employers and unintended consequences The Return to Work Scheme came under fire late last year for inadequately providing for police injured...

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Well Recognised! Seven of Australia’s Best Lawyers

March 2, 2016

Another ‘win’ for our clients When this year’s prestigious Best Lawyers in Australia list was released on Friday 26 February, it once again...

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Return to Work SA ‘Consultation Paper’ In Relation to Proposed Changes to the Policy on Self Insurance

February 4, 2016

Deceitful Dishonest Disingenuous  Return to Work SA (“RTWSA”) is proposing that there be dramatic changes for those employers who are currently self-insured in...

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From Little Things Big Things Grow

November 20, 2015

Can your business stand a fine of $20,400? The decision of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Cerin v ACI Operations Pty...

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Return to Work SA Update

October 26, 2015

The upside and the downside In mid-September Return to Work SA released the 2014-15 figures which show an improved scheme financial and return...

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Transforming Workers Compensation in South Australia

May 31, 2015

The Return to Work Act 2014 (SA) & the South Australian Employment Tribunal The workers compensation landscape in South Australia will change from...

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WorkCover: The Big Reform

May 18, 2015

After Minister Rau famously described the current workers compensation scheme as “buggered”, the Government announced that the WorkCover scheme would be replaced by...

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Alert: Appointments Announced to Workers Compensation and Employment Tribunals

December 12, 2014

The State Government yesterday announced in the South Australian Government Gazette the following two new appointments to the Workers Compensation Tribunal and the...

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TPD Assessment and Cost Implications for Insurers who Fail to Act Fairly

November 6, 2014

Important takeaways from Hannnover Life Re of Australasia v Cesario Colella [2014] VSCA 205 Background Mr Collela (the claimant) injured his knee while...

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Alert: Return to Work and Employment Tribunal Bills passed by Parliament

October 31, 2014

The State Government’s plan to enact a new workers compensation scheme is all but in place after the Return to Work Bill 2014...

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Workers’ Compensation Reform in South Australia

October 1, 2014

The Return to Work Bill 2014 (SA) is currently under debate in State Parliament. The Bill is intended to deliver the deepest reform...

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Shake up to South Australian Legal Market

September 1, 2014

Leading South Australian law firms Fox Tucker and Donaldson Walsh will soon be joining forces to form a new firm with a clear...

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Common Law – The New Battleground Between Unions & Employers

May 14, 2014

Shortly before the election, the Government issued a workers compensation policy statement introducing “A New Recovery and Return to Work System for South Australians”.  The...

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Labor’s Discussion Paper On WorkCover – Does It Matter?

February 5, 2014

With a reasonable amount of fanfare, Labor’s WorkCover Policy Statement was released on Friday 24 January 2014.  The following Friday morning the chances of Labor...

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Concern About How WorkCoverSA is Fixing its Financial Problems

December 10, 2013

Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) 3 December, 2013 MEDIA RELEASE Concern about how WorkCoverSA is fixing its financial problems Changes to be introduced by...

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WorkCover: Where to From Here?

November 13, 2013

Deputy Premier John Rau has declared that WorkCover is “buggered” and he has promised a “root and branch” recasting of the scheme to...

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High Court Decision a Victory for Common Sense

November 5, 2013

The High Court recently handed down a decision in relation to a workers compensation claim which many will welcome as a triumph for...

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