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Government can’t dodge sovereign bonds climate change class action
Climate change 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A climate change activist can continue her lawsuit alleging the federal government failed to disclose the impact of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds, […]

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ASIC takes superannuation trustee Diversa to court
Financial Services 2021-10-11 4:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched court proceedings against superannuation trustee Diversa for allegedly failing to take appropriate action in response to a […]

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Barrister fights to remain anonymous as NSW Bar seeks stiffer penalty for lewd act
Legal Ethics 2021-10-08 9:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court hearing the case of a barrister who allegedly made a sexual comment to a clerk while intoxicated at a dinner following a […]

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COVID-positive barrister’s visit to chambers prompts vaccination push
Coronavirus 2021-10-07 6:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Victorian Bar has urged barristers to remain vigilant and get vaccinated against COVID-19 after Owen Dixon Chambers East was named as an exposure site. […]

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ACCC investigates Qube’s ‘worrying’ $90M acquisition of bulk grain terminal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-07 2:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an investigation into logistics company Qube’s recent $90 million acquisition of the Newcastle Agri Terminal. In announcing […]

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High Court frowns on judge’s private chats with counsel
Legal Ethics 2021-10-06 4:51 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Trial judges should not communicate with barristers outside of court, the High Court has ruled in a “troubling” case of apprehended bias that saw a […]

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‘Hundreds of lawyers’ could overwhelm combustible cladding class action, court told
Class Actions 2021-10-06 2:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

“Hundreds of lawyers” could overwhelm Microsoft Teams if German cladding manufacturer 3A Composites continues adding cross-claimants in a class action over highly flammable building materials, […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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Public good overrides individual rights in COVID-19 pandemic, NSW tells court
Trials 2021-10-05 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales government has accused anti-vaccination advocates of having a “misguided” and “one-dimensional focus” on the fundamental rights of the individual over those […]

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‘The line was crossed’: Challengers to COVID-19 vaccine mandate claim human rights abuses
Coronavirus 2021-10-01 9:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Individuals challenging public health orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers in New South Wales have told a court “the line was crossed” when the […]

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