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Court tosses case over sacred trees at Western Highway upgrade site
Environment 2021-11-23 8:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has summarily dismissed a lawsuit accusing the Victorian government of acting unlawfully by improving the Western Highway and threatening to harm six ‘directions’ […]

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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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Priceline hit with class action by franchisees
Class Actions 2021-10-08 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Priceline faces a class action by a group of franchisees accusing the pharmacy giant of exercising an “overly prescriptive level of control” that limits their […]

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Aveo class action judge tells parties to stop ‘stalling’ as he rules against loss hearing
Class Actions 2021-09-02 2:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned why a class action against Aveo Group has “stalled” after tossing the retirement home provider’s bid to determine group members’ loss […]

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Judge wary of deciding ‘hypothetical’ loss question in Aveo class action
Class Actions 2021-08-31 7:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Retirement home provider Aveo Group, which is facing a class action by residents, wants a court to determine group members’ loss in a preliminary hearing, […]

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Government challenges ‘incoherent’ duty of care in climate change class action appeal
Appeals 2021-07-20 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth says a landmark ruling in a class action that found it has a duty of care to protect Australian children from the effects […]

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Judge keeps climate change class action alive, as duty to children enshrined in law
Class Actions 2021-07-08 1:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The federal Minister for the Environment has lost a bid to declass a class action brought over climate change risks from an expansion of the […]

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Climate change class actions likely as court finds duty of care owed to children
Class Actions 2021-05-28 2:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class actions are the next battleground following Thursday’s Federal Court ruling that the government owes a duty of care to protect children from the risks […]

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Government owes duty of care to protect children from climate change, court rules
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-27 11:07 am By Miklos Bolza

The federal Minister for the Environment owes a duty of care to children who could suffer “catastrophic” harms from increased greenhouse gas emissions that would […]

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Judge ‘not following’ government’s argument backing coal expansion in climate class action
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-03 6:23 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Government has argued a class action against the expansion of a northern NSW mine has “conspicuously failed” to show that the emissions would […]

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