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KIRTI & ANR ETC v. ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

These civil appeals, which have been heard through video conferencing, have been filed by three surviving dependents (who are two minor daughters and father) of the two deceased, impugning the judgment dated 17.07.2017 of the High Court of Delhi through which motor accident compensation of Rs 40.71 lakhs awarded by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Rohini (hereinafter, "Tribunal") on 24.12.2016 under Section 168 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 ("MV Act"), was reduced to Rs 22 lakhs.

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Australia to fast-track visa applications for skilled migrants

AUSTRALIA
Labour
Australia to fast-track visa applications for skilled migrants
The Australian government has announced it will fast-track permanent visa applications for skilled workers. Clare O’Neil minister for home affairs said recently department resources will be diverted to prioritise visa applications for highly skilled workers overseas, reported Xinhua quoting Australian Financial Review (AFR). The Covid-19 pandemic shut off the pipeline for skilled migrants to Australia with borders closed for almost two years creating a significant backlog in visa applications. More than 600,000 temporary visa holders left Australia while borders were closed causing staffing shortages in the health, construction and hospitality industries.

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New minimum wage may be sooner than year-end

MALAYSIA
Employmen
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Revised minimum wage may be implemented sooner
THE government has proposed to implement the new minimum monthly wage of RM1,500 sooner, rather than its initial plans by the end of 2022. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan said the proposal considers the country’s current economic situation, which has improved with most businesses seen growing and recovering. “The government takes note of the demands of some parties to expedite the increase of the new minimum wage due to the current economic situation and the rising cost of living,” Saravanan told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. He also said Malaysia’s GDP registered an increase of 3.6% in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is expected to increase this year. “This can be achieved with the government’s financial assistance so employers can continue and maintain their business operations. “Based on Budget 2022’s projections, this performance is expected to grow at a rate of 5.5% to 6.5% in 2022,” he said.

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