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Govt wants clarity on climate change class action by Torres Strait Islanders
Climate change 2021-11-23 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a climate change class action against the government will be invited to visit the Torres Strait to see the alleged erosion of […]

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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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Government can’t cut ‘stolen’ from notice about stolen wages class action
Class Actions 2021-09-28 5:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

While acknowledging it was a ‘loaded’ word, a judge has rejected a bid by the federal government to edit out the word ‘stolen’ from a […]

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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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Dixon Advisory to pay $7.2M for violating best interests duty
Zoe Maud 2021-07-09 10:37 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Dixon Advisory has agreed to pay a $7.2 million penalty after admitting to ASIC’s allegations that it failed to act in its clients’ best interests […]

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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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Judge signs off on $112M settlement in Robodebt class action
Class Actions 2021-06-11 11:28 am By Christine Caulfield

Describing the federal government’s income-averaging debt collection program as a “shameful chapter”, a judge has approved a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action, […]

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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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$112M Robodebt class action settlement has ‘bigger set of losers’ than normal, court hears
Class Actions 2021-05-07 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court-appointed contradictor has asked for changes to a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action against the federal government, saying it is unfair […]

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