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Court approves $14.6M settlement in Ashley Services class action
Class Actions June 13, 2019 1:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has approved a $14.6 million class action settlement with private training company Ashley Services, auditors Deloitte and Grant Thornton, and Holmes Management […]

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ACCC to seek $4M in refunds for Jump! swim school franchisees
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 11:03 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will seek more than $4 million in refunds plus penalties when it takes the troubled operator of the Jump! […]

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ASIC wins case against Vocation, former execs after 15-month wait for judgment
Securities May 31, 2019 6:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

In a win for the corporate watchdog, a court has found collapsed education provider Vocation engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and breached its continuous […]

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La Trobe University drops disciplinary proceedings against law professor
Employment May 27, 2019 11:20 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

La Trobe University has reached a settlement with the head of its law school, Dr Patrick Keyzer, to resolve legal action alleging it breached its […]

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PWC claims privilege against self-incrimination in fight over Vocation audit files
Class Actions May 22, 2019 8:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers is resisting a notice to produce audit files in a consolidated shareholder class action over the collapse of education and training company […]

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Lecturer sacked over swastika drops political opinion claim against University of Sydney
Employment May 17, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former political economy lecturer who was fired from the University of Sydney for a seminar slide that imposed the Nazi swastika on the Israeli […]

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La Trobe University academics can’t keep names secret in law school head’s legal action
Employment May 10, 2019 9:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Two female academics who made complaints of bullying against the head of La Trobe University’s law school and were named in his legal action against […]

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Ashley Services class action settles for $14.6M
Class Actions May 2, 2019 12:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Private training company Ashley Services and auditors Deloitte and Grant Thornton will pay a combined $14.6 million to settle a shareholder class action, and IMF […]

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James Cook University unlawfully sacked controversial climate change professor, court finds
Employment April 16, 2019 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

James Cook University unlawfully dismissed a professor who spoke out against the school and one of its scientists over its climate change views, a judge […]

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Education Department got bad advice from Clayton Utz, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection March 28, 2019 8:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clayton Utz’s advice to the Department of Education that it could supply details to the ACCC about documents seized in an Australian Federal Police raid […]

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