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Judge to hear second group costs order request in G8 shareholder class action
Fiona Forsyth 2021-09-23 1:45 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A Victorian 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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University of Sydney political lecturer wins appeal over swastika dismissal
Employment 2021-08-31 5:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former University of Sydney political economy lecturer who was fired for conduct that included showing students a slide of a Nazi swastika superimposed on […]

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‘Very sad’: Cost of barristers’ fees for three days could have been avoided, FWC says
Employment 2021-08-23 8:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Barristers’ costs for a three-day hearing over alleged unfair dismissals of two childcare workers, which exceeded the $60,000 the workers were awarded, could have been […]

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Judge finds Phoenix Institute treated vulnerable customers with ‘callous indifference’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-13 4:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found collapsed education provider Phoenix Institute acted unconscionably and with “callous indifference” by enticing vulnerable consumers to enrol in unsuitable courses with […]

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$2M lawsuit against UNSW puts spotlight on whether tenured professors can be sacked
Employment 2021-08-12 3:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A former tenured professor is seeking $2 million from the University of New South Wales, alleging she was terminated after making complaints about discrimination, bullying […]

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COVID-19 delays judgment in ACCC’s long-running case against private college Phoenix
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-06 3:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has created “logistical” difficulties delaying the release of a long awaited judgment in the ACCC’s consumer law case against collapsed private […]

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Former students accuse Victorian high school of ‘unbearable’ racial discrimination
Education 2021-07-22 10:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A group of Jewish and Israeli former students have accused a Victorian secondary school of “breaking (their) soul” and violating their human rights by allowing […]

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$23.6M Vocation class action bill might have been ‘materially lower’, judge says
Class Actions 2021-07-23 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a $50 million settlement in a shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers, but questioned whether the […]

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Captain Cook College engaged in systemic unconscionable conduct, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-07-02 11:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Motivated by greed, online educator Captain Cook College engaged in a system of unconscionable conduct by enrolling thousands of students who accrued $60 million in debt […]

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Intellectual freedom a ‘foundational’ principle, sacked climate skeptic professor tells High Court
High Court 2021-06-23 11:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd brought his case challenging his dismissal by James Cook University to the High Court on Wednesday, with a lawyer […]

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