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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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Victoria’s EPA ignored climate change law in renewing power station licences, suit says
Environment 2021-09-23 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

Victoria’s environment watchdog has been taken to court over its decision to renew the licences of the state’s three remaining coal power stations, a test […]

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Energy regulator takes Tesla big battery owner to court
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-23 5:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Energy Regulator has filed court proceedings against Hornsdale Energy Reserve, the owner and operator of the world’s second largest lithium-ion battery, for allegedly […]

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Gina Rinehart’s daughter loses appeal bid to dodge arbitration over $4B family trust
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-09-22 2:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Court of Appeal has refused to grant Bianca Rinehart leave to appeal a decision staying a lawsuit against her mother Gina Rinehart over […]

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BHP settles with worker sacked over COVID-19 social media posts
Employment 2021-09-22 6:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has resolved a case by an employee who claimed the company breached the Fair Work Act by sacking her for alleged social media […]

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Law firm mulls legal action after Whitehaven coal mine extension gets approval
Environment 2021-09-16 8:58 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Federal environment minister Sussan Ley has approved a controversial coal mining project that is expected to release 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the […]

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