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Telstra liable for ‘catastrophic’ crashes in ProLearn’s faulty telemarketing system
Telecommunications 2022-01-24 1:21 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Telstra is partially liable for a $2.6 million telecommunications bungle that “caused several catastrophic crashes” and slashed the calling capacity of a Melbourne-based telemarketing business […]

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‘Anti-troll’ bill won’t protect social media users, legal body warns
Defamation 2022-01-24 5:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A new draft bill aimed at deterring social media trolls is unlikely to be as effective as incoming state-driven alternatives, the Law Council of Australia […]

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CBA accused of denying workers rest breaks in $45M wage theft lawsuit
Employment 2022-01-21 6:31 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been hit with a $45 million lawsuit by the Finance Sector Union for allegedly failing to provide thousands of […]

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‘Unlawful greed’: AFP deploys strike force to investigate RAT price gouging
Coronavirus 2022-01-21 4:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Federal Police is cracking down on COVID-19 rapid antigen test price gouging, deploying a zero-tolerance strike team to investigate “outrageous” markups referred by […]

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Jellycat accuses Kmart of selling knockoff Bashful Bunny plush toy
Intellectual Property 2022-01-20 7:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The battle of the bunnies has begun as London-based soft toy designer Jellycat sues Kmart for stocking an alleged knockoff of its eminently popular ‘Bashful […]

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Insurers win $3.2M lawsuit over COVID-related cancellation of Big Red Bash festival
Coronavirus 2022-01-19 9:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers have triumphed in a lawsuit over coverage for the $3.2 million cancellation of the Big Red Bash outback music festival during the first wave […]

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INPEX, JKC settle spat over $45B Ichthys LNG project
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-01-19 11:12 am By Bianca Hrovat

Japanese oil and gas producer INPEX and contractor JKC Australia have settled all claims between them relating to the construction of the $45 billion of […]

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Telstra sued over ‘sickening’ harassment by employee who stole confidential info
Employment 2022-01-17 1:23 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Telstra is liable for the “sickening” conduct of a former employee who accessed confidential contact information to launch a four-year campaign of sexual harassment against […]

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ACCC cracks down on ‘outrageous’ COVID-19 RAT pricing
Coronavirus 2022-01-17 6:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is working with the Australian Federal Police to combat price gouging over the sale of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. […]

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Religious discrimination bill violates international human rights law, Law Council says
Human Rights 2022-01-17 1:45 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legislation being advanced by the Morrison government that would allow religious statements of belief to override laws that bar discrimination “waters down long-standing and hard-fought […]

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