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Meaning of ‘dismissed’ in unfair dismissal cases confirmed by FWC
Expert Insights 2022-05-04 4:38 pm By Editor

A five member Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has reversed a single member decision that would have allowed employees who were lawfully demoted to challenge […]

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Securing ACCC nod for patent settlement with rivals no easy task, first draft decision shows
Intellectual Property 2022-03-31 1:42 pm By Editor

The competition regulator has proposed to deny authorisation for a patent settlement that sought to permit early entry of generic drugs. Whether the companies involved […]

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Chasm emerges between judges, Morrison government on management of class actions
Class Actions 2022-03-25 8:54 pm By Editor

Despite the Morrison government’s decision to shelve its latest proposed class action reforms before the election, there are plainly competing perspectives between those in government […]

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Climate change appeal decision: End of the road for novel duty of care?
Expert Insights 2022-03-18 2:11 pm By Editor

The Full Federal Court was emphatic in its decision that the environment minister does not owe a duty of care to Australian children to shield […]

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The evolution of class actions in Australia – a wild ride
30 years of class actions in Australia 2022-03-10 7:06 pm By Editor

Even after 30 years in action, the future of class actions in Australia remains uncertain. What is clear, however, is the impact class actions have […]

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More scrutiny of class actions needed at commencement point
30 years of class actions in Australia 2022-03-09 3:39 pm By Editor

The defining feature of the class actions landscape over the last 30 years has been its constant evolution. After a slow start, the regime has […]

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After 30 years, class action market in a state of enormous flux
30 years of class actions in Australia 2022-03-08 4:57 pm By Editor

As we reach the 30-year anniversary of the modern form of class action in Australia, an enduring characteristic of class action practice in this country […]

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Sensible class action reform needed to ensure access to justice for next 30 years
30 years of class actions in Australia 2022-03-07 10:50 pm By Editor

Three decades on from its rocky beginnings, when representatives of the coalition opposition decried the Part IVA bill as a “monstrosity” and as “looney”, “half […]

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After 30 years, class action regime still plagued with uncertainty
30 years of class actions in Australia 2022-03-04 10:34 pm By Editor

Thirty years ago, the federal class actions regime was introduced to enhance access to justice, resolve disputes more efficiently, and avoid respondents facing multiple individual […]

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Iluka Resources judgment shows shareholder class actions not mere cheque writing exercise
Expert Insights 2022-02-14 4:19 pm By Editor

The Federal Court’s recent dismissal of a class action against Iluka Resources provides assurance to companies and their D&O insurers that shareholder class actions are […]

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