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Victoria COVID-19 vaccination challenge won’t go to trial before mandate expires
Coronavirus 2021-11-12 3:20 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has made the “regrettable” call to postpone the trial in a case brought by  workers challenging the Victorian government’s COVID-19 health directions until […]

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Judge weighs exemption from Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for 134 workers
Coronavirus 2021-11-03 8:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A group of 134 workers in healthcare, education and construction have argued a judge should grant them a temporary exemption from Victoria’s direction mandating essential […]

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Clive Palmer loses High Court battle over right to sue WA for $30B
High Court 2021-10-13 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining magnate Clive Palmer and two of his mining firms have lost a High Court challenge seeking to overturn a Western Australian law which prevented […]

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Banking royal commission silk Rowena Orr named Victoria’s solicitor-general
People In The News 2021-05-04 5:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Victoria’s attorney-general has appointed star senior counsel for the banking royal commission, Rowena Orr QC, as the state’s highest legal adviser. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes on […]

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The top litigation law firms of 2020
Feature 2021-01-27 11:21 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyerly’s Litigation Firms of 2020 delivered significant victories for clients last year in bet-the-company matters, thriving in a tumultuous year that saw courts and litigants […]

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Test case filed against Qantas over ‘unlawful’ job outsourcing
Employment 2020-12-09 2:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Qantas has been hit with a test case to determine whether axing 2,000 ground staff and replacing them with “insecure” labour hire workers is unlawful. […]

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Qantas engineers appeal COVID-19 stand down win for airline
Employment 2020-11-06 2:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Aircraft engineers for Qantas are challenging a ruling that the airline had no “genuine choice” when it stood them down in March during the COVID-19 […]

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Qantas had no choice but to stand down engineers during COVID-19 pandemic, court says
Coronavirus 2020-10-06 4:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas has praised a Federal Court judgment ruling that the airline had no “genuine choice” other than standing down its workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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ACCC seeks contempt finding against ex-Empower Institute lawyer
Legal Ethics 2020-06-15 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is seeking a contempt finding against a former solicitor for defunct vocational trainer Empower Institute over alleged billing practices. […]

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TasPorts slams ACCC case, says extra fees don’t amount to misuse of market power
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-03-31 12:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tasmanian state-owned ports company TasPorts has admitted to charging additional fees to the owner of a local port, but has denied the ACCC’s allegations that […]

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