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ACCC steps up probe of Qantas’ Alliance stake amid uncertainty for airlines
Competition & Consumer Protection June 1, 2020 12:11 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said competition by smaller airlines was essential ‘now, more than ever’ as the airline industry undergoes a major upheaval […]

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Boral faces second class action over US windows biz
Class Actions May 28, 2020 8:42 am By Christine Caulfield

Construction giant Boral faces another shareholder class action accused of failing to disclose the financial irregularities of its US windows business. Maurice Blackburn is expected […]

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Telstra not liable for worker’s 2.30am hip injury on work trip, court finds
Employment May 28, 2020 12:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has dismissed a Telstra worker’s appeal seeking compensation for an injury sustained after a long night out during a work trip, finding that […]

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Sydney lawyer hits Fairfax with defamation lawsuit
Defamation May 28, 2020 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A criminal defence lawyer who represented convicted criminal Salim Mehajer has sued Fairfax Media over an article by a Sydney Morning Herald gossip columnist that […]

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AFP won’t lay charges against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst
Media May 27, 2020 4:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Federal Police has dropped its investigation of journalist Annika Smethurst over a series of News Corp articles that allegedly disclosed national security information, […]

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VW carve-out settlement may become more popular as class action scrutiny heats up
Analysis May 25, 2020 8:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

The settlement arrangement resolving five class actions against Volkswagen, which carved out hefty legal fees from the $120 million payout to drivers, could become more […]

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IOOF follow-on shareholder class action flops
Financial Services May 25, 2020 4:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Eight months after defeating a case brought by the prudential regulator alleging breaches of superannuation laws, wealth manager IOOF has escaped a class action without […]

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‘Threat of a heavy sanction’: Shareholder slams opt-out notice in AMP class action
Appeals May 25, 2020 8:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A proposed notice to eligible group members in Maurice Blackburn’s class action against AMP over its fees for no services scandal threatened to bar unregistered […]

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ACCC can’t stop Garuda appeal despite unpaid $19M penalty
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2020 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 […]

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Two more supermarket giants may face underpayments class actions
Class Actions May 20, 2020 12:39 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Two leading independent supermarket groups are the latest retail giants to face possible class actions for alleged wage underpayments, in the wake of class actions […]

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