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No obligation to disclose climate change risks, gov’t says in sovereign bonds class action
Climate change 2021-12-21 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has denied that it has any obligation to disclose climate change risks to investors of its sovereign bonds as it defends a world first class action alleging global warming is a material risk to the bond market.

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Nine hit with discrimination class action over $30M Palm Island settlement coverage
Class Actions 2021-12-13 4:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

Nine Network has been hit with a class action by Indigenous Australians who say the broadcaster’s coverage of a $30 million class action settlement being “rorted” by Palm Islanders was discriminatory and inaccurate.

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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’ trees of cultural significance to the Djab Wurrung people.

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NT hit with class action over ‘discriminatory’ healthcare services
Class Actions 2021-11-11 5:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Northern Territory government has been hit with a class action alleging it discriminated against Indigenous Australians in Wadeye by failing to provide proper healthcare services.

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Binding statement as good as class action in age pension case, judge told
Class Actions 2021-11-01 8:28 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The federal government is seeking to avoid a representative proceeding brought on behalf of Indigenous men alleging its failure to “close the gap” in life expectancy necessitates a lower age eligibility for their fair and equal access to the age pension.

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Government can’t dodge sovereign bonds climate change class action
Climate change 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A climate change activist can continue her lawsuit alleging the federal government failed to disclose the impact of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds, with a court rejecting the Commonwealth’s strike-out application.

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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 profitability.

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Victoria’s EPA ignored climate change law in renewing power station licences, suit says
Environment 2021-09-23 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Victoria’s environment watchdog has been taken to court over its decision to renew the licences of the state’s three remaining coal power stations, a test case under the state’s Climate Change Act and the latest in a series of climate lawsuits.

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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.

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Judge urged to shut down ‘pseudo’ class action over climate change disclosures
Environment 2021-07-28 10:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A green activist who filed a group proceeding alleging the government failed to disclose the impacts of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds does not have a common interest with group members and should have her lawsuit declassed, a court has heard.

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