Swift Placements Pty Ltd v. WorkCover Authority of New South Wales

[2000] NSWIRComm 9
Matter no. IRC 1591 of 1999

Between: Swift Placements Pty Ltd
And: WorkCover Authority of New South Wales (Inspector Louise May)

Court:
Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales

Judges:
Wright J
President Walton J
Vice-President Hungerford J

Legislative References:
Criminal Appeal Act 1912 - s 5AA, 5AB
Industrial Relations Act 1996 - s 196
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1983 - s 4(1), 15(1)
Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) - s 8, 9
Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) - s 45D; s 45E

Case References:
Warman International Limited v WorkCover Authority of New South Wales - (1998) 80 IR 326
Fletcher Construction Australia Limited v WorkCover Authority of New South Wales (Inspector Fisher) - (1999) 91 IR 66
Clarkson v Dent - (1998) 84 IR 250
Massey v Crown Life Insurance Co - [1978] 1 WLR 676
Narich Pty Limited v Commissioner of Pay-roll Tax - [1983] 2 NSWLR 597
Australian Mutual Provident Society v Allan - [1978] 52 ALJR 407; (1978) 18 ALR 385
Stevens v Brodribb Sawmilling Co Pty Limited - (1986) 160 CLR 16
Accident Compensation Commission v Odco Pty Ltd - (1990) 95 ALR 641
Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia v Odco Pty Ltd - (1991) 99 ALR 735
Drake Personnel Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic) - (1998) 40 ATR 304
Pitcher v Langford - (1991) 23 NSWLR 142
Mead v New England Seed Traders Pty Limited - [1972] WCR 113
Poulson v John Jarvis and Co Limited - [1919] 122 LTRep 471
McCartan v Belfast Commissioners - (1911) 2 Ir Rep 143
Hewitt v Bonvin - [1940] 1 KB 188
Attorney-General for New South Wales v The Perpetual Trustee Company (Limited) - (1952) 85 CLR 237
Dalgety Farmers Ltd t/as Grazcos v Bruce - (1995) 12 NSWCCR 36
The Queen v Foster; ex parte The Commonwealth Life (Amalgamated) Assurances Limited - (1952) 84 CLR 138
Knowles v The Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Bathurst - (1999) 89 IR 47
Cassidy v Ministry of Health - [1951] 2 KB 343
Byrne v Australian Airlines Limited - (1995) 185 CLR 410
Connelly v Wells - (1994) 10 NSWCCR 396; (1994) 55 IR 73
The Federal Commissioner of Taxation v J Walter Thompson (Australia) Pty Limited - (1944) 69 CLR 227
Ryde-Eastwood Legues Club Limited v Taylor - (1994) 56 IR 385
Doyle v Sydney Steel Company Limited - (1936) 56 CLR 545
Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union v Sunland Enterprises Pty Ltd (t/as Sundland Wholesale Meats) - [1988] 24 IR 467
Licensed Clubs Association of Victoria v Higgins - (1988) 4 VIR 43
Australasian Meat Industry Employees' Union v R J Gilbertson (Qld) Pty Ltd - [1988] 26 IR 237
Automatic Fire Sprinklers Pty Ltd v Watson - (1946) 72 CLR 435
Stevenson Jordan and Harrison Ltd v Macdonald - [1952] 1 The Times LR 101
Mersey Docks and Harbour Board v Coggins and Griffith (Liverpool) Ltd - (1947) AC 1
Baldi & Fletcher Pty Ltd v Rabmar Pty Ltd - [1988] 25 IR 101
Steel Structures Ltd v Rangitikei County - [1974] 2 NZLR 306

Hearing date: 14 September 1999
Judgment date: 3 March 2000


ORDER

1. The appeal is dismissed.

2. The stay of the orders made at first instance by Marks J. is set aside.

3. The appellant is to pay the respondent's costs in an amount as agreed or as assessed.