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News & Knowledge

MSI Australia & New Zealand: Monthly news-round up

5th February 2018

Each month MSI publishes a selection of articles written by MSI member firms in Australia & New Zealand highlighting important topical issues in the region.


Protection of Injured Workers
By Hugh Rischbeith, MSI law member Johnston Withers (Adelaide)

The recent decision of Boland v Saxon Energy Services Australia Pty Ltd raises several important points on industrial safety and workers compensation law in South Australia. In Boland v Saxon, two employees of Saxon Energy Services (Saxon) suffered serious crush injuries while working on a drill rig when an operator inadvertently pressed a touchscreen control extending a hydraulic arm. Both workers were trapped between the arm and a separate piece of plant. Read the full article


What is intellectual property?
By Brent Weston, MSI law member Tucker & Cowen (Brisbane)

Intellectual property (IP) is a generic term that refers to various statutory and common law rights that allow for the protection and exploitation of creative effort. IP is intangible rather than physical in character. Read the full article


In Australia and New Zealand, the MSI membership comprises legal and accounting firms located in the key business centres of Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Christchurch, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney and North Sydney.

Should you require assistance in Australia and New Zealand and to find out more about our law and accounting member firms in the region, please visit the MSI ANZ website.