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Company co-owned by MP Angus Taylor launches court action against land clearing ruling
Environment 2022-01-14 3:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Jam Land, the company co-owned by energy minister Angus Taylor, is contesting an order made by the federal Environment Department to restore 28.5 hectares of […]

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Airbnb host loses bid for Jobkeeper payments
Tax 2022-01-13 1:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Airbnb host’s claim for JobKeeper payments has been shot down, with a tribunal saying the accommodation of paying guests at one’s own home did […]

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Manus Island guards sue security company G4S over fatal riots
Employment 2022-01-13 2:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Three security officers who say they were traumatised by the fatal riots at Australia’s asylum seeker detention centre on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island have […]

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‘When are you going to retire?’: Westpac hit with age discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2022-01-12 1:17 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Westpac is facing a lawsuit by a 67-year-old former manager, who alleges a colleague began a bullying campaign against him, including by asking him ‘When […]

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ACCC zaps CovaU with $33,000 penalty over missing price comparisons
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-12 5:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Energy retailer CovaU has been hit with $33,300 in penalties by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission over its alleged failure to provide consumers with […]

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Verizon sues Melbourne store for trade mark infringement
Intellectual Property 2022-01-12 12:12 pm By Bianca Hrovat

US-based telecommunications giant Verizon has sued a Melbourne company for allegedly violating its ‘Verizon’ trade marks by registered a business with the same name. In […]

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Class action targets WA over controversial law detaining fine defaulters
Class Actions 2022-01-11 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A class action against Western Australia is seeking damages for alleged discrimination of Indigenous Australians detained for unpaid fines. In a Federal Court case filed […]

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KPMG hits back at lawsuit brought by ‘belittled’ employee
Employment 2022-01-11 5:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting giant KPMG is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former long-serving employee over “unnecessarily aggressive, belittling and disproportionate” emails allegedly attacking […]

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Lenovo compliance manager told to mediate or else, lawsuit says
Employment 2022-01-11 1:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Technology giant Lenovo has been accused of taking adverse action against a compliance manager who complained of workplace bullying and harassment. Compliance and regulatory affairs […]

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HarperCollins settles defamation suit over ‘Putin’s People’
Defamation 2022-01-11 11:21 am By Bianca Hrovat

HarperCollins has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, with the publisher promising to amend significant portions of its best-selling book […]

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