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Melbourne University taken to court for adverse action against casual academics
Employment 2022-08-11 11:18 pm By Sam Matthews

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the University of Melbourne to court, alleging it took adverse action against two casual academics to prevent them from […]

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PwC partners knew of unlawful dividend payment to Cornerstone director, court told
Professional Negligence 2022-07-22 9:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

PwC partners are facing “very serious” allegations that they had actual knowledge that a $30 million dividend payment to the director of now defunct tertiary […]

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Class action judge to hear academic’s bid to strike out a strike-out application
Employment 2022-07-22 1:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government wants to shut down an underpayments class action brought on behalf of postgraduate research candidates at universities across Australia, but the Federal […]

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Court finds sessional academic lecturer an employee, not a contractor
Employment 2022-06-30 5:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In its first decision applying a landmark High Court judgment redefining the test for when a worker is employed, the Federal Court has found a […]

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Sacking of ANU professor who went skinny dipping with student not unfair, FWC says
Employment 2022-05-31 3:20 pm By Sam Matthews

The Fair Work Commission has overturned a finding that an Australian National University professor was unfairly fired over a 30-minute “intimate” beach encounter with a […]

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University sued by union over ‘inaccurate’ workload formula
Lucy Saunders 2022-05-31 9:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The National Tertiary Education Industry Union has brought proceedings against the University of the Sunshine Coast for allegedly allocating teaching and research work to academic […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills joins with UNSW to jumpstart grads’ legal careers
Business of Law 2022-05-12 4:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Herbert Smith Freehills has partnered with the University of New South Wales on a practical training course for the firm’s Australian graduates that will allow […]

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Box Hill Institute lied about government approval for subcontract, lawsuit says
Education 2022-05-09 1:27 pm By Sam Matthews

Catalyst Training is suing the Box Hill Institute and Centre for Adult Education over a botched subcontracting agreement, which it says the vocational education provider […]

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ASIC can’t duck case by G8 Education’s ex-chair over alleged unlawful examination
White Collar 2022-05-03 5:49 pm By Sam Matthews

ASIC has lost a bid to dismiss former G8 Education chair Jennifer Hutson’s application seeking declarations that she was unlawfully examined by the regulator over […]

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‘Bad luck’: Judge denies penniless Captain Cook College’s appeal delay bid
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-05 8:59 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has rejected an application by training provider Captain Cook College to postpone the hearing of its appeal in a case won by the […]

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