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Linfox appeals $45M fuel tax fight to Full Federal Court
Tax August 8, 2019 10:56 pm By Amelia Birnie

Australian logistics company Linfox has taken its $45 million fuel tax credit challenge to the Full Federal Court, arguing its trucks are being over-taxed on […]

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High Court upholds sacking of public servant over tweets
Employment August 7, 2019 5:13 pm By Amelia Birnie

The High Court has unanimously upheld the validity of the Australian Public Service code of conduct, after a former public servant mounted a freedom of […]

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Class action alleges Cosmetic Institute director was mastermind behind ‘one size fits all’ breast surgery
Class Actions August 7, 2019 8:11 pm By Amelia Birnie

The plaintiffs in The Cosmetic Institute class action over allegedly botched breast implants will argue a former director of the company was the mastermind behind […]

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‘Nothing more than a witch hunt’: Clive Palmer agrees to multimillion dollar Queensland Nickel settlement
Restructuring & Insolvency August 6, 2019 8:20 pm By Amelia Birnie

Mining magnate Clive Palmer says he feels “vindicated” after reaching a multimillion dollar settlement that resolves the majority of claims brought against him following the […]

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Judge approves walkaway settlement in St Patrick’s Day bushfire class action
Class Actions August 6, 2019 6:50 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has signed off on the walkaway settlement reached in one of four St Patrick’s Day bushfire class actions filed by Maddens Lawyers, noting […]

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Judge finds ‘seriously arguable’ case that CFMEU organised wharfies ‘go slow’
Employment August 6, 2019 11:55 am By Amelia Birnie

Australian stevedoring company DP World has won an interim bid to stop a “go slow” at its container terminal in the Port of Melbourne, after […]

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RCR Tomlinson class actions to be consolidated whether parties ‘agree or not’
Class Actions August 5, 2019 6:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

The judge overseeing three competing shareholder class actions brought against RCR Tomlinson has refused to entertain a beauty contest, instead deciding to consolidate the proceedings […]

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ACCC greenlights Wesfarmers’ $230M acquisition of Catch Group
Competition & Consumer Protection August 5, 2019 9:00 pm By Amelia Birnie

The competition regulator has cleared the way for Australian retail giant Wesfarmers to acquire online retailer Catch Group for $230 million, after finding the acquisition […]

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Radio Rentals class can peek at excess insurance, as court hears claim may exceed $100M
Class Actions August 2, 2019 9:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

The applicants in the Radio Rentals class action have won access to the company’s excess layer insurance policies, amid concerns that group members’ losses from […]

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Record $34.5M criminal cartel fine handed down against Japanese shipping company
Competition & Consumer Protection August 2, 2019 8:52 pm By Amelia Birnie

Japanese shipping company K-Line has been hit with a $34.5 million penalty for criminal cartel conduct, the largest consumer criminal fine in Australian history. Kawasaki […]

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