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NSW Ports slams ACCC’s competition constraint claims as ‘slight or hypothetical’
Competition & Consumer Protection July 19, 2019 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Ports Operations has denied claims that an agreement for the privatisation of its subsidiaries Port Botany and Port Kembla stymied competition, describing the allegations […]

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Judge wants contradictor’s view on Sydney light rail common fund
Class Actions July 15, 2019 3:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Sydney light rail class action has ordered that a contradictor be appointed to weigh in on a proposed common fund order, […]

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IP, consumer challenge to union campaign could raise freedom of speech concerns, judge says
Competition & Consumer Protection July 11, 2019 3:41 pm By Amelia Birnie

The NRMA’s bid to restrain the maritime union’s campaign over the safety and employment standards of Sydney’s fast ferry services on the grounds that it […]

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Judge grants costs for anti-suit injunction after Ford class action ‘misadventure’
Class Actions July 10, 2019 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has granted auto giant Ford’s request for the costs of an anti-suit injunction it sought in the PowerShift transmission class action that […]

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‘Theft is theft’: Virgin baggage handlers’ sacking over missing cigarettes not unfair, FWC says
Employment July 8, 2019 9:00 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Fair Work Commission has ruled that “theft is theft, no matter the value” as it dismisses the claims of two Virgin Australia baggage handlers […]

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ACCC appeals loss in case over Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection June 27, 2019 9:58 am By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is appealing the dismissal of its case over Pactific National’s purchase of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland, challenging […]

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Landowners above Sydney Metro tunnel can claim compensation before digging complete
Transportation & Infrastructure June 24, 2019 8:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

Landowners above the Sydney Metro underground tunnel will be allowed to claim compensation before construction is complete, with a court also preparing to consider potential […]

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Unions sue Qantas over ‘sham’ employee bonus scheme
Employment June 24, 2019 9:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Council of Trade Unions and seven other unions have launched legal action on behalf of 27,000 workers over an alleged “sham” bonus scheme […]

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NSW Ports weighs stay bid in competition case as it battles similar ACCC proceedings
Competition & Consumer Protection June 11, 2019 2:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A second competition lawsuit brought against NSW Ports could be stayed or consolidated with a case launched by the competition regulator over an agreement to […]

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Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman finds
Employment June 7, 2019 9:08 pm By Amelia Birnie

Unions have called for urgent legislative reform after the Fair Work Ombudsman declined to take compliance action against Uber, finding that the ride-share giant’s drivers […]

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