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Globex to face claims over Great Barrier Reef oil spill
Environment 2018-10-02 11:07 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has convinced a Federal Court judge that 90 tonnes of oil spilled near the Great Barrier Reef in 2015 came […]

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Showdown looms as BHP faces 3rd class action over Brazil mine disaster
Class Actions 2018-09-25 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has been hit with a third class action in Australia over the 2015 dam failure at its Samarco mine in Brazil, and the […]

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins costs against United for ‘meritless’ IPO case
Securities 2018-09-25 9:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Herbert Smith Freehills has won a ruling that puts United Petroleum on the hook for the costs — on an indemnity basis — of the […]

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Rio Tinto unit can keep $86M owed to Forge Group in set-off win
Restructuring & Insolvency 2018-09-24 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Rio Tinto has won an appeal allowing it to avoid an $86 million payment owed to failed mining services company Forge Group […]

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Director booted from board for missed meetings loses court challenge
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-09-24 1:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A director of an energy company who was kicked off the board of directors for missing too many meetings has lost a Federal Court challenge […]

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WorkPac, other labour hire cos. face class actions by casual miners
Employment 2018-09-21 11:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Four labour hire companies are the new targets of class actions by thousands of casual miners who claim they were entitled to accrued leave in […]

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Clive Palmer wins bid to have judge recuse himself
Energy & Natural Resources 2018-09-17 11:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining tycoon Clive Palmer has succeeded in having a Queensland Supreme Court judge recused from a trial over the 2016 collapse of Queensland Nickel. Justice […]

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AFP brings foreign bribery charges
White Collar 2018-09-14 11:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Sydney executive of a company specialising in trading rock phosphate has been charged with conspiring to bribe foreign officials in Nauru. In charges brought […]

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Native title challenge to Adani’s Carmichael mine not over
Appeals 2018-09-13 1:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

A native title challenge to Adani Mining’s controversial $16 billion development of the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has been revived, with a group of […]

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ACCC approves $13B acquisition of Australian energy giant
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-12 10:20 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission has said it will permit a $13 billion acquisition of Australian energy infrastructure business APA Group by a Hong […]

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