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Obeids, Ian Macdonald lose appeal of conviction for bid-rigging conspiracy
Crime 2023-10-06 10:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former Labor members Ian Macdonald, Eddie Obeid and his son Moses will remain in prison after losing a challenge to convictions for conspiracy to rig a tender process and secure a coal mining exploration licence for the Obeids’ land in the Bylong Valley.

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NAB’s cultural review report in ‘boys’ club’ suit protected by legal privilege, says judge
Employment 2023-09-11 6:24 pm By Cindy Cameronne

NAB can shield a report commissioned by its lawyers at Herbert Smith Freehills into the bank’s workplace culture from a former head of repo trading who alleges she was bullied and paid less than other workers because of her gender. Federal Court Justice Wendy Abraham ruled on Friday that a report by Wise Workplace Solutions […]

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Judge won’t recuse himself from influencer case over ‘neighbourhood dispute’ remark
Defamation 2023-07-26 11:03 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an application for his recusal on apprehended bias grounds for comments made about the significance of a defamation case against a Sydney seafood restaurant by social media influencers accused of skipping out on the bill for their lobster meal.

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NAB fails to resolve discovery spat in ‘boys club culture’ case
Employment 2023-05-04 11:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

National Australia Bank has moved to set aside discovery requests in a suit by its former head of repo trading alleging she was bullied and paid less than other workers because of her gender.

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Both sides need ‘reality check’ in NAB ‘boys club culture’ case, judge says
Employment 2023-04-19 11:36 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The National Australia Bank and its former head of repo trading both “might need a bit of a reality check” in a discovery stoush, a judge has said in a case alleging the senior employee was bullied and paid less than other workers because of her gender.

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Nine dodges defamation case over A Current Affair episode
Defamation 2023-01-27 4:00 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found Nine should not face an out-of-time defamation action over an allegedly defamatory episode of A Current Affair that aired in 2019.

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Jury trial bid rejected in Barilaro’s case against YouTube star Jordan Shanks
Defamation 2021-08-31 9:51 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has dismissed an application by YouTube comedian Jordan Shanks for a jury trial in a defamation case brought by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, citing the complexity of the case and the uncertainties of COVID-19.

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YouTuber Jordan Shanks tries to revive truth defence in Barilaro defamation case
Appeals 2021-08-30 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

YouTube star Jordan Shanks has appealed a judgment that gutted his truth defence to defamation claims by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, finding parliamentary privilege protected the politician in the face of a truth defence to some allegations.

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YouTuber Jordan Shanks has defence scuttled in NSW Deputy Premier’s defamation case
Defamation 2021-08-13 4:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

YouTuber Jordan Shanks has been sent back to the drawing board with his defence in a defamation case brought by NSW Deputy Premier Jon Barilaro after the Federal Court found parliamentary privilege protected the politician in the face of a truth defence to some allegations.

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High Court deals crushing defeat to casual workers
Employment 2021-08-04 10:51 am By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has found casual employees who work regular shifts are not entitled to paid annual, personal and compassionate leave under the Fair Work Act, putting the fate of seven class actions by casual miners in question.

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