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James Cook University appeals $1.2M judgment for sacking climate skeptic
Appeals 2019-09-20 11:09 am By Miklos Bolza

James Cook University has followed through on its promise to appeal a $1.2 million judgment awarded against it for the unfair dismissal of physics professor […]

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ASIC ‘plucking numbers out of the air’ in penalty hearing for Vocation execs, court told
Securities 2019-07-31 8:15 pm By Amelia Birnie

Lawyers for former Vocation CEO Mark Hutchinson say the corporate regulator is “plucking numbers out of the air” in its bid to secure disqualifications of […]

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Court approves $14.6M settlement in Ashley Services class action
Class Actions 2019-06-13 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 2019-06-11 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 2019-05-31 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 2019-05-27 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 2019-05-22 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 2019-05-17 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 2019-05-10 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 2019-05-02 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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