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Bank of Queensland’s small business contracts were unfair, court finds
Financial Services 2021-08-13 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Small business owners who turned to the Bank of Queensland for financial assistance were subject to unfair contract terms that created a “significant imbalance” in […]

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Silk in ANZ cartel case to be first female DPP in NSW
People In The News 2021-08-12 5:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A leading Sydney silk who has appeared for the prosecution in a high-profile criminal cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement is set […]

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Philips faces class action investigation into sleep device recall
Class Actions 2021-08-12 12:53 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Multinational health technology company Philips may be hit with a class action after its sleep therapy machines were subject to an urgent safety recall over […]

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$2M lawsuit against UNSW puts spotlight on whether tenured professors can be sacked
Employment 2021-08-12 3:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A former tenured professor is seeking $2 million from the University of New South Wales, alleging she was terminated after making complaints about discrimination, bullying […]

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ABC journalist settles defamation case by Liberal MP Andrew Laming for $79,000
Defamation 2021-08-11 12:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

ABC reporter Louise Milligan has agreed to pay $79,000 to settle a defamation case by Liberal party MP Andrew Laming over what he called spiteful […]

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Court tosses lawyer’s claim for greater damages in ‘Centrelink cheat’ case against Seven
Defamation 2021-08-11 6:22 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Adelaide lawyer who won a long-running defamation battle over a Today Tonight story that described her as a “Centrelink cheat” has lost her bid […]

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Senate passes controversial changes to continuous disclosure laws
Policy and Regulation 2021-08-10 6:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Controversial legislation advanced by the Morrison government that will weaken the country’s continuous disclosure laws and make it harder to bring shareholder class actions has […]

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Gambling addict sues Crown Melbourne over $4.5M loss
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-10 7:02 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A high roller with a severe gambling addiction has taken Crown Melbourne to court, alleging the casino’s “predatory” practices caused him to lose more than […]

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IOOF may face new misconduct allegations in shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-08-09 10:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The applicant in a shareholder class action against IOOF wants to add ten new misconduct allegations, including that a relative of a former executive made […]

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‘Very disappointed’: ACCC accuses Telstra, Optus and TPG of misleading NBN customers
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-09 4:25 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has brought legal action against three major Australian internet providers for allegedly misleading hundreds of thousands of NBN customers. […]

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