Case S98/2013

Comcare v. PVYW

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

13/12/2012 Federal Court of Australia (Keane CJ, Buchanan J, Bromberg J)

[2012] FCAFC 181


Industrial law – Workers compensation – Proper interpretation of the principles established in Hatzimanolis v ANI Corporation Limited – Employee injured during an overnight stay in a motel room booked by her employer – Injuries were sustained in an interval or interlude within an overall period or episode of work – Whether it is sufficient that the injuries were sustained by the employee at a place the employer induced or encouraged her to be – Whether circumstances surrounding such an injury are relevant to assessment.

Short Particulars


10/05/2013 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

24/05/2013 Notice of appeal

14/06/2013 Written submissions (Appellant)

14/06/2013 Chronology (Appellant)

05/07/2013 Written submissions (Respondent)

19/07/2013 Reply

07/08/2013 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

30/10/2013 Judgment  (Judgment summary)