SAET news

23 May 2018
Rudduck and Karpathakis List
The Tribunal has determined that it will place in a separate list, all cases for which the Supreme Court decisions in the matters of RTWSA v Rudduck (SCCIV 1102/2017) and RTWSA v Karpathakis (SCCIV 1098/2017) will be persuasive on any resolution.

This list will be known as the Rudduck and Karpathakis List and will be managed by the President. It is expected that this case management approach will free up time for busy Presidential Members and representatives and relieve pressure on Tribunal resources.

Emails have been sent to representatives for matters that have been placed in the Rudduck and Karpathakis List advising that previously listed dates have been vacated with liberty to apply. There will be further communication once the Supreme Court decisions are handed down.

Enquiries regarding the Rudduck and Karpathakis List should be directed to sarah.jhunjhunwala@sa.gov.au.

1 January 2018
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new practice direction, No 31, to regulate the court attire and dress standard for all proceedings before SAET.

19 December 2017
New SAET Deputy President
Adelaide lawyer Margaret Kelly has been appointed as a Judge of the District Court and Deputy President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal. Read the media release

8 December 2017
Update: Justice Dolphin Ceremonial Special Sitting
There have been a number of enquires as to whether the Tribunal will honour the recent appointment of Justice Dolphin as its President with a ceremonial special sitting. Whilst it is customary to mark such an occasions in that way, Justice Dolphin has advised that he has decided against such a ceremony.

“The offer of a ceremonial special sitting does me great honour, but I believe that the better testament to my appointment as President to this hard working Tribunal is for me to just get on with the job with the minimum amount of fuss,” Justice Dolphin said.

On 7 November 2017, Judge Steven Dolphin was appointed as the President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal. By virtue of holding that office his Honour’s title changed from Judge to Justice (South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014 s 10(2)).

7 November 2017
New SAET President
His Honour Judge Steven Dolphin has been appointed President of the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET). Read the media release

31 October 2017
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new Practice Direction, No 30, to clarify the extent to which a party may be assisted by a friend for the purposes of s52(2) of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014.

31 October 2017
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new Practice Direction, No 29, responding to the substantial increase in the number of appeals to SAET’s Full Bench.

23 October 2017
New practice direction
SAET has issued a new Practice Direction, No 28, responding to an issue that has arisen about recording of consent orders in connection with s58 assessments under the Return to Work Act 2014.

3 July 2017
SAET expansion
New laws that came into effect over the weekend will confer a further series of functions upon the South Australian Employment Tribunal (SAET).

SAET  will continue to resolve Return to Work disputes and its expansion will ensure South Australia has a contemporary ‘one-stop-shop’ approach to resolving a range of workplace-related disputes and issues, while also regulating South Australia’s industrial awards, agreements and registers. Read more about the SAET expansion