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Keldote & Ors v. Riteway Transport

In an important decision, the Federal Magistrates Court awarded damages to three truck drivers whose contracts were terminated by Riteway Express, a subsiduary of TNT.

The matter was the first successful claim brought by applicants under the Independant Contractors Act.

Case resources

Decision on interlocutary application (August 2007)

Decision finding unfairness and varying contract (August 2008)

Further decision finding unfairness and varying contract (May 2009)

Decision finding breach of contract and awarding damages (June 2010)

The case in the media

Sydney Morning Herald, Paul Bibby 5 July 2010

Lloyd’s List Daily Commercial News, David Sexton, 7 July 2010

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