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Court clarifies scope of FOI exemption for Cabinet documents in Robodebt case
Policy and Regulation 2024-06-11 11:11 pm By Andy Sidler

A day after the National Anti-Corruption Commission closed its investigation of six officials linked to the Robodebt scandal, an appeals court has overturned a decision barring access by a campaigner to documents related to the disastrous scheme for collecting Centrelink debts.

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Qatar Airways passengers appeal dismissal of strip search case against airline
Appeals 2024-04-24 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five passengers who were forced off a Qatar Airways flight and strip searched at Doha International Aiport have appealed a ruling summarily tossing their claims against the airline.

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Qatar Airways passengers can’t sue airline over strip searches
Aviation 2024-04-11 2:32 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has summarily dismissed a case by five passengers against Qatar Airways that alleged the airline was liable for invasive examinations conducted by Qatar police after a newborn baby was found in a bin at the Doha airport. But the case is allowed to continue against subsidiary MATAR.

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Facial recognition platform Clearview broke privacy laws by scraping images, AAT says
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2023-05-10 2:35 pm By Sam Matthews

US facial recognition company Clearview breached Australian privacy laws by trawling the web for photos of Australians for use by law enforcement agencies, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has found.

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Noni B owner must fork over docs over potential Spam Act violations
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2022-05-16 3:26 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Mosaic Brands has lost its appeal of a ruling ordering it to comply with a request for documents from the Australian Communications and Media Authority over alleged violations of the Spam Act. 

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‘Dysfunctional work relationship’ with Pendal boss no cause for intervention, FWC says
Employment 2021-08-23 4:50 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Pendal fund manager who accused his boss of constant insults and belittling has lost his application for an order to stop bullying, with the Fair Work Commission finding it was not within its jurisdiction to remedy a ‚Äúdysfunctional work relationship‚ÄĚ.

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Noni B owner appeals ruling ordering it to hand over docs to ACMA
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-07-19 1:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mosaic Brands has appealed a ruling ordering it to comply with a request for documents from the Australian Communications and Media Authority over its potential violations of the Spam Act.

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Noni B owner must hand over docs sought by ACMA in Spam Act investigation
Justice Anna Katzmann 2021-06-21 1:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has ordered Noni B owner Mosaic Brands to comply with a request for documents issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority in relation to potential violations of the Spam Act.

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Garuda drops appeal of $19M penalty in ACCC cartel case, agrees to pay in instalments
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Indonesia’s PT Garuda has withdrawn a challenge to a $19 million penalty imposed for its part in a global airline cartel, but the airline has reached an agreement with the ACCC to pay the fine in instalments.

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-21 12:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC has lost its bid to stay a cartel appeal by Indonesian airline PT Garuda, with a judge finding the competition watchdog had not shown the airline acted in contempt of court by failing to pay a $19 million fine.

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