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Careers Australia directors face insolvent trading case over $40M dividend
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-12-17 7:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The liquidator of collapsed vocational education provider Careers Australia has filed a lawsuit against the company’s former directors, including founding CEO of Optus Robert Mansfield, […]

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UniLodge targeted in underpayments class action investigation
Class Actions 2021-12-13 7:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

UniLodge Australia faces a potential class action alleging the student housing agency shortchanged staff by paying them under the wrong award. Adero Law senior associate […]

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Training college AIPE hit with record $153M penalty for ‘unconscionable’ enrolment system
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 1:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

Collapsed NSW training company Australian Institute of Professional Education has been slugged with a $153 million penalty, the highest ever fine in a consumer law […]

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Judge makes first class action order giving law firm cut of proceeds
Class Actions 2021-12-02 10:24 am By Cindy Cameronne

Saying the funding arrangement would eliminate the possibility that legal costs ate up the majority of any return to group members, a judge overseeing a […]

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Judge weighs exemption from Victoria’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for 134 workers
Coronavirus 2021-11-03 8:43 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A group of 134 workers in healthcare, education and construction have argued a judge should grant them a temporary exemption from Victoria’s direction mandating essential […]

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High Court tosses appeal of sacked climate-skeptic professor
High Court 2021-10-13 7:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has thrown out sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd’s appeal of his dismissal by James Cook University, finding protection of intellectual freedom […]

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Vic teachers file legal challenge to ‘no jab, no job’ policy
Employment 2021-10-01 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Victoria is facing a legal challenge to its plan to require all school and childcare staff in the state to receive two […]

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Judge to hear second group costs order bid in G8 shareholder class action
Class Actions 2021-09-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Victoria Supreme Court judge will hear the second ever application for a group costs order in a shareholder class action against G8 Education, saying […]

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Government hit with underpayments class action by postgrad research candidates
Class Actions 2021-09-23 5:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An ancient history academic and lawyer has filed a class action against the federal government, claiming he and other postgraduate research candidates were underpaid by […]

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Judge slams ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach to Fair Work claims
Employment 2021-09-23 6:46 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge hearing a $2 million dispute between a former tenured professor and the University of New South Wales has lamented the lengthy pleadings filed […]

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