Union Steamship Co of Australia Pty Ltd v King [1988] HCA 55

In Union Steamship Co of Australia Pty Ltd v King [1988] HCA 55 the respondent was a seaman employed by the appellant company. He developed boilermaker’s deafness as a result of working and sought a compensation claim for an injury occurring on a ship anywhere in the world. Because it operated extraterritorially, the appellant company argued it wasn’t for the ‘peace, welfare and good government of NSW’. The Court of Appeal dismissed this argument and it was appealed to the High … Continue reading Union Steamship Co of Australia Pty Ltd v King [1988] HCA 55
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