SAET news

27 August 2018
Ledo List

The Tribunal has determined that it will place in a separate list, all cases for which the South Australian Employment Tribunal Full Bench decision in Return to Work SA v Ledo will be persuasive on any resolution.

The List will be known as the Ledo List and will be managed by the President. Emails have been sent to representatives for matters that have been placed in the Ledo List.

Enquiries regarding the Ledo List should be directed to sarah.jhunjhunwala@sa.gov.au.

8 August 2018
New forms for Application for Internal Review (A95) and Application for Appeal (A96)

From Wednesday, 8 August 2018, new forms have been approved for Applications for Appeal and Applications for Internal Review. The new approved forms replace the previous A95. In all cases where an application is made pursuant to section 66 of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014, form A95 should now be used. Where an application is made pursuant to section 67 of the South Australian Employment Tribunal Act 2014, form A96 should now be used. If the application is out of time, follow the directions on the form. The forms are available on this website under the Resources heading.

1 August 2018
Adelaide Advertiser to Cease Publishing Today’s Listings page

From Monday, 13 August 2018, the Adelaide Advertiser will cease publishing the Law Courts – Todays Listings page. The last publication date will be Friday, 10 August 2018. SAET’s daily cause list will continue to be available on this website.

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.

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.