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Enviro group wins access to docs on $1.3B Toondah Harbour development
Environment 2023-08-24 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An environment group that alleges former treasurer Josh Frydenberg rejected advice from the climate change office on a high-rise apartment development on protected wetlands near Brisbane has won access to correspondence about the project.

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Judge rejects bid for second opt out notice in Merivale class action
Class Actions 2023-03-27 3:27 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a $129 million underpayments class action against hospitality giant Merivale has rejected a bid for a second round of opt out notices, finding that even if the first round went straight to employees’ junk or spam folders, it did not follow that they had not been read.

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Merivale slams class action’s bid for second opt out notice to workers
Employment 2023-03-21 3:03 pm By Sam Matthews

Hospitality giant Merivale is contesting a bid by the applicant in a $129 million underpayments class action to issue a second opt out notice to employees, which it said was an attempt to ensure group members “take an interest” in the proceedings.

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Uber wins strike-out application in test case over classification of drivers
Employment 2023-02-08 10:40 pm By Sam Matthews

Uber has won a strike-out bid in a lawsuit by drivers challenging their classification as independent contractors, with a judge finding the pleading was “self-evidently, uncommonly and irretrievably deficient.”

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Class action’s bid for ‘invasive’ search of Merivale’s payroll data fails
Class Actions 2022-03-31 12:42 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied an “invasive” bid to search hospitality giant Merivale’s payroll systems ahead of an upcoming mediation in a $129 million underpayment class action covering 13,500 employees.

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