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Aged care provider Uniting underpaid 9,500 staff more than $3.3M
Employment 2020-08-12 5:38 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Aged care operator Uniting has agreed to make $3.36 million in back payments to about 9,500 employees who were underpaid their full entitlements over a […]

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Transurban’s West Gate Tunnel dispute with CPB, John Holland goes to arbitration
Transportation & Infrastructure 2020-08-12 4:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has ordered that disputes arising between Transurban and a group of contractors over the discovery of toxic PFAS chemicals in the soil at the site of the multi-billion dollar West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne be sent to arbitration.

Bombay Sapphire maker loses challenge to trade mark for ‘Royal Bombay’ beer
Intellectual Property 2020-08-12 1:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The makers of Bombay Sapphire gin have failed to stop an Australian company from trade marking their beer ‘Royal Bombay Premium Larger’.

BP worker fired over Hitler parody video wins $201,000 in compensation
Employment 2020-08-11 6:13 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A BP worker whose employment was reinstated after he was unfairly dismissed for sharing a video clip that included subtitles placed over a scene from the movie ‘Downfall’ about Adolf Hitler, has been awarded $201,000 in lost wages and superannuation.

ABC acted with malice in ‘set up’ of Racing NSW head, court hears
Defamation 2020-08-11 6:08 pm By Alison Eveleigh

In airing a ‘7:30′ segment that revealed racehorses were being slaughtered in violation of industry rules, the ABC acted with malice in what was a “set up” designed to make the head of Racing NSW “look bad”, a court has heard.

One law firm should run class action against Treasury Wine, court told
Class Actions 2020-08-10 10:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two competing shareholder class actions against global winemaker and distributor Treasury Wine Estates over an earnings downgrade in January this year should be consolidated, and […]

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Judge slams parties in ANZ class action for ‘putting their pens down’
Class Actions 2020-08-07 6:34 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has accused the parties in a class action against ANZ over the sale of allegedly worthless insurance  of “putting their pens down” and […]

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Unique legal carve out could see NAB class action moved to Federal Court
Class Actions 2020-08-07 4:50 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The lead applicant in a class action against two National Australia Bank units for alleged superannuation mismanagement wants the proceedings moved to the Federal Court […]

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Judge won’t recuse himself from Vannin Capital fight with Palmer companies
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-08-06 3:32 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has refused to recuse himself from a stoush between litigation funder Vannin Capital and Clive Palmer’s companies over the appointment of a barrister […]

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Backpacker’s tax not discriminatory, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-08-06 3:55 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The Australian Taxation Office has won its appeal of a ruling that found that a 15 per cent ‘Backpacker’s Tax’ imposed on holders of Australian […]

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