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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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Adani faces $2.7M fine over spill at Abbot Point coal terminal
Environment 2018-09-05 11:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An Adani Group subsidiary is facing a fine of up to $2.7 million in an enforcement action by Queensland’s environment regulator over an unauthorised discharge […]

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Latest BHP class action features novel funding arrangement
Class Actions 2018-09-02 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Maurice Blackburn has filed its promised class action against BHP Billiton over the Brazilian dam collapse, and the case puts a twist on typical funding […]

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ACCC to push for stronger powers to crack down on unfair contract terms
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-09-02 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The law should be altered to make unfair contract terms illegal, ACCC Chair Rod Sims says, and the regulator plans to use its clout to […]

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Unanswered Pinsent Masons emails show retainer was terminated, appeals court says
Contracts 2018-08-31 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Spanish construction company Técnicas Reunidas can’t block two Pinsent Masons solicitors, formerly with Norton Rose, from representing Downer EDI Engineering in an ICC arbitration between the […]

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Judge OKs $3M settlement in Kagara shareholder class action
Class Actions 2018-08-27 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A $3 million settlement in the shareholder class action against the directors of failed mining company Kagara has been approved, with a Federal Court judge […]

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