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‘An overreach’: Constitutional challenge filed against controversial EV tax
Environment 2021-09-17 9:29 pm By Sam Matthews

An action before the High Court by two Melbourne drivers will challenge the constitutional validity of Victoria’s electric vehicle tax. The new Zero and Low […]

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Lawyers on notice as watchdog launches anonymous harassment reporting tool
Business of Law 2021-09-16 3:33 pm By Sam Matthews

An online tool launched Thursday by the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner enables targets and witnesses of sexual harassment to anonymously report incidents to […]

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Lawyer, directors of failed property group Members Alliance face 72 charges
White Collar 2021-09-10 10:55 pm By Sam Matthews

An award-winning Gold Coast solicitor and four directors of the Members Alliance and Benchmark group of companies have been charged in connection with the collapse […]

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Monster Energy takes PepsiCo to court over ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark
Intellectual Property 2021-09-07 11:48 am By Sam Matthews

Monster Energy has instituted court proceedings against PepsiCo after failing to block the beverage giant from registering the ‘Monster Munch’ trade mark for the iconic […]

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Funeral operator fined by ACCC for misleading ‘estate’ fees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-02 1:51 pm By Sam Matthews

Funeral operator Alex Gow Funerals has paid a penalty of $13,320 for allegedly making false and misleading representations about fees, conduct the ACCC said Thursday […]

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Hall & Wilcox recruits insurance partner from Herbert Smith Freehills
Business of Law 2021-09-02 5:44 pm By Sam Matthews

Hall & Wilcox has expanded its corporate insurance, commercial and regulatory offering with the appointment of new partner Philip Hopley, formerly of Herbert Smith Freehills. […]

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‘We need a mindset change’: ACCC pushes for merger reform to stop ‘killer’ acquisitions
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-27 10:33 pm By Sam Matthews

ACCC chair Rod Sims has mooted a raft of reforms to Australia’s merger and acquisitions regime, which he said Friday was ‘skewed towards clearance’. The […]

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ASIC ditches ‘why not litigate’ stance as government prioritises economy
ASIC 2021-08-26 10:32 pm By Sam Matthews

Just three years after adopting its ‘why not litigate’ approach in response to a lashing by the Hayne royal commission, the corporate regulator has abandoned […]

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Credit Union worker who used company card for coffee not unfairly sacked, FWC says
Employment 2021-08-20 4:22 pm By Sam Matthews

A Credit Union Australia worker, who was fired for ringing up $100 in personal coffee orders on the company’s tab, has lost her bid to […]

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Banks fork over $1.86B to repay customers for bad behaviour
Financial Services 2021-08-05 10:05 pm By Sam Matthews

Six of Australia’s biggest financial services firms have paid or offered to pay a total of $1.86 billion to customers who were wrongly charged fees […]

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