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Beetaloo gas exploration was approved to ‘stymie’ climate change case, judge told
Climate change 2021-11-02 9:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government decision’s to enter into a contract with a subsidiary of Empire Energy for gas exploration in the Beetaloo Basin was an effort […]

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Beach Energy faces second shareholder class action investigation over Western Flank disclosures
Class Actions 2021-10-26 9:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australia’s largest onshore oil producer, Beach Energy, is facing a second shareholder class action investigation into whether it misled the market with its projected earnings […]

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Judge finds Montara oil spill ‘widespread’, in win for class action
Class Actions 2021-10-25 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a class action against the Australian arm of Thai state owned oil giant PTT has rejected attempts to limit the claimed damages […]

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Arrium class action plaintiffs can’t delay hearing on group costs order
Class Actions 2021-10-22 3:01 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Victorian Supreme Court will push ahead with a hearing for a group costs order in a class action by Arrium shareholders despite requests by […]

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Ian Macdonald, Obeids sentenced to jail time for bid-rigging conspiracy
White Collar 2021-10-21 6:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former NSW Labor Minister Ian Macdonald has been sentenced to at least five years in prison, and Eddie Obeid and his son Moses will go […]

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CIMIC spars with insurers over coverage for Iraq bribery cases
Insurance 2021-10-20 3:48 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Engineering services firm CIMIC Group has launched proceedings against ten insurers seeking indemnity for costs arising from allegations the company engaged in corrupt practices, including […]

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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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Clive Palmer loses High Court battle over right to sue WA for $30B
High Court 2021-10-13 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining magnate Clive Palmer and two of his mining firms have lost a High Court challenge seeking to overturn a Western Australian law which prevented […]

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Griffin Coal told to pay Carna Group liquidators $5M for contract breach
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-10-12 6:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Struggling mining firm Griffin Coal has been ordered to pay $5.1 million to liquidators of a collapsed mining services company after a judge found it […]

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Santos wins appeal in $475M dispute with Fluor over gas contracts
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-28 9:07 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Oil and gas producer Santos has successfully challenged the summary dismissal of its claim for recovery of more than $470 million paid to contractor Fluor […]

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