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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Article 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

University settles unfair dismissal lawsuit by prominent cancer researcher
Education 2021-01-22 1:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The University of Technology Sydney has settled a $744,00o lawsuit brought by an Australian cancer researcher who says she was unfairly terminated after taking multiple periods of leave due to a physical disability.

$25M settlement reached in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-01-22 11:50 am By Cat Fredenburgh

A $25 million settlement has been reached in three long-running shareholder class actions over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith, under which the funders that backed the litigation will not recover their costs and shareholders recoveries will be small.

Fonterra warned farmers of ‘extreme’ global dairy price volatility, class action defence says
Class Actions 2021-01-21 5:35 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Fonterra has hit back at claims in a class action that the dairy giant misled farmers and breached its supply agreements when it slashed milk prices and sought a clawback in 2016, saying it warned farmers of the “extreme” volatility in the market.

Director of food dip brand Obela stole $3M, feigned wife’s suicide, court hears
Food and Beverage 2021-01-21 5:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Food dip producer Obela Fresh Dips & Spreads has won a $3 million judgment against a former director who defrauded the company of millions of dollars, lied about his wife’s suicide and fled the country.

Standard Chartered unit wins $42.2M in securities dispute with Energy World
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-01-21 11:46 am By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Standard Chartered Bank has prevailed in a securities spat with Energy World Corporation, which has been ordered to approve a $64.4 million note transfer and pay $42.2 million to the Singapore-based bank.

Tech company Sarb can amend case over Melbourne parking detector patent
Intellectual Property 2021-01-21 1:34 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Data technology company Sarb Management Group has been granted leave to amend its patent infringement cross claim against Vehicle Monitoring Systems in a lawsuit over […]

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Class action accuses Queensland energy generators of ‘gaming’ electricity rates for profit
Class Actions 2021-01-20 10:29 am By Miklos Bolza

A class action brought on behalf of 40,000 customers has been launched against two Queensland energy generators who are accused of ‘gaming’ the energy pricing […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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