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Compo shagger off to the High Court

By johnboy 13 May 2013 50

The ABC over the weekend had the thrilling news that the world famous public servant who injured herself having sex on a work trip and claimed compo is having her payment challenged in the highest court in the land:

Comcare initially allowed the claim, but then reversed the decision.

After a long legal battle, the full bench of the Federal Court eventually ruled the woman was entitled to the claim because she was injured at accommodation where her employer had encouraged her to stay.

Comcare is challenging that, asking the High Court to clarify whether the Federal Court’s ruling was sufficient in determining what falls within the course of employment.

Now everyone who likes a bedroom romp should be hoping the High Court rules for Comcare. Otherwise your personal life will be getting a lot more employer regulation.

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dungfungus 9:13 pm 14 May 13

bundah said :

I’ve read that the Federal Court judge indicated that it wasn’t clear which one of the shaggers were pulling on the chandelier(well light fitting anyhow).Perhaps they both were?

The mind boggles.

bundah 7:43 pm 14 May 13

I’ve read that the Federal Court judge indicated that it wasn’t clear which one of the shaggers were pulling on the chandelier(well light fitting anyhow).Perhaps they both were?

bundah 7:39 pm 14 May 13

Pork Hunt said :

Spykler said :

Roundhead89 said :

I would like to see this woman executed. It is just as well the courts have suppressed her name because there are a lot of people who would love to see this promiscuous little bitch get her just desserts.

I know, i know, you just can’t be bothered going to that pesky Psychiatrist…RA is so much more convenient..and cheaper.

I only have an issue with the use of the word “promiscuous”. The rest of the rant is purely his opinion…

I would’ve added “little bitch” as well for she could be a tall beauty for all we know.As for being executed well of course that sort of punishment is commonplace in this country so that wouldn’t raise an eyebrow.

Spykler 7:35 pm 14 May 13

Pork Hunt said :

Spykler said :

Roundhead89 said :

I would like to see this woman executed. It is just as well the courts have suppressed her name because there are a lot of people who would love to see this promiscuous little bitch get her just desserts.

I know, i know, you just can’t be bothered going to that pesky Psychiatrist…RA is so much more convenient..and cheaper.

I only have an issue with the use of the word “promiscuous”. The rest of the rant is purely his opinion…

Then much the same as mine then..

Pork Hunt 7:08 pm 14 May 13

Spykler said :

Roundhead89 said :

I would like to see this woman executed. It is just as well the courts have suppressed her name because there are a lot of people who would love to see this promiscuous little bitch get her just desserts.

I know, i know, you just can’t be bothered going to that pesky Psychiatrist…RA is so much more convenient..and cheaper.

I only have an issue with the use of the word “promiscuous”. The rest of the rant is purely his opinion…

Spykler 6:59 pm 14 May 13

Roundhead89 said :

I would like to see this woman executed. It is just as well the courts have suppressed her name because there are a lot of people who would love to see this promiscuous little bitch get her just desserts.

I know, i know, you just can’t be bothered going to that pesky Psychiatrist…RA is so much more convenient..and cheaper.

dungfungus 6:35 pm 14 May 13

Mr Evil said :

dungfungus said :

bundah said :

dungfungus said :

bundah said :

She was hanging on to that chandelier like she was a bucking bronco but she pulled a little too hard methinks 🙂

Is there is a memo circulating in the High Court advising that all light fittings be secured on the day of the hearing?

Nah much cheaper to shackle her to the witness box and let’s face it that would go down a treat with some in the judiciary.

Shackling infers chains and handcuffs.
Are you suggesting the she was into S & M also? What does Mr Evil think?

I think that so long as no consenting King Cavalier Spaniels were harmed during this smashing sexual escapade, then everything is okay by me.

Anyway, I thought bogans were supposed to glass others in the face when they were having fun – not themselves???

Makes sense to me.

Mr Evil 5:34 pm 14 May 13

dungfungus said :

bundah said :

dungfungus said :

bundah said :

She was hanging on to that chandelier like she was a bucking bronco but she pulled a little too hard methinks 🙂

Is there is a memo circulating in the High Court advising that all light fittings be secured on the day of the hearing?

Nah much cheaper to shackle her to the witness box and let’s face it that would go down a treat with some in the judiciary.

Shackling infers chains and handcuffs.
Are you suggesting the she was into S & M also? What does Mr Evil think?

I think that so long as no consenting King Cavalier Spaniels were harmed during this smashing sexual escapade, then everything is okay by me.

Anyway, I thought bogans were supposed to glass others in the face when they were having fun – not themselves???

Diggety 3:07 pm 14 May 13

Roundhead89 said :

I would like to see this woman executed. It is just as well the courts have suppressed her name because there are a lot of people who would love to see this promiscuous little bitch get her just desserts.

You need a heroic dose of valium.

chewy14 2:46 pm 14 May 13

dtc said :

screaming banshee said :

If you are using something for a purpose it was not designed, then you are at fault for any injury that results.

If you use an office chair to reach the top shelf of a cupboard and fall off…your fault
If you are using a metal knife to free your toast from a toaster and get shocked…your fault
If you are riding a flat bed trolley down a corridor and get hurt…your fault
If you are using a lamp fitting to gain leverage for the next thrust and it breaks and smacks you in the face…YOUR FAULT.

But that is not what the law says. It says if you are injured during the course of your employment you are entitled to compensation. Fault is not an issue. That’s what workers comp is and how it works.

Fault is a civil case and you are mixing up the two concepts.

Now there are plenty of cases analysing whether something is during the course of employment or ‘a frolic of his/her own’. So being injured during work hours while drag racing motorcycles isnt during the course of employment if you are hired as a bobcat driver. But being sent somewhere for work and conducting yourself in an ordinary activity and being injured is during the course of your employment.

You are all being distracted by the sex bit.

I think that’s the point though, I wouldn’t consider pulling a light fitting off the wall an ordinary activity whether she was having sex or not. She’s clearly partly (if not wholly) responsible for her own injury.

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