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High Court won’t hear case over sick leave for stood-down Qantas workers
Employment 2021-05-21 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied special leave to unions representing 20,000 Qantas workers who were stood down during the coronavirus pandemic to challenge a ruling […]

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FWC rules Deliveroo driver was employee, not independent contractor
Employment 2021-05-18 2:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a victory for gig economy workers, the Fair Work Commission has found that a Deliveroo driver who was sacked for not working fast enough […]

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Aurizon accused of flagrant copyright infringement by software giant Dassault
Intellectual Property 2021-05-17 4:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Queensland rail operator Aurizon has been sued for breach of contract and “flagrant” copyright infringement for allegedly using software produced by French software giant Dassault […]

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‘Severe harm to competition’: ACCC to refuse flight pact between Qantas, Japan Airlines
Coronavirus 2021-05-06 1:58 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has proposed to deny authorisation for Qantas to coordinate with Japan Airlines on flights between Australia and Japan despite […]

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High Court won’t hear Queensland taxi drivers’ ‘fanciful’ case over Uber losses
High Court 2021-04-15 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has denied special leave to a group of Queensland taxi drivers seeking compensation from the state for losses allegedly caused by ride […]

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Woolworths entitled to recoup loss in train derailment despite ‘force majeure’ event, judge says
Contracts 2021-04-14 6:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths can recoup losses from a 2014 train derailment in South Australia despite a contractual clause excluding force majeure events, the NSW Supreme […]

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Virgin faces TWU action for standing down ground crew workers
Employment 2021-03-31 2:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Virgin Australia is facing legal action from the Transport Workers Union which says the airline was not experiencing the necessary work shortage when it stood […]

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Qantas files ‘urgent’ appeal in dispute with defecting executive
Appeals 2021-03-25 12:11 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Qantas has appealed a decision that found its dispute with former executive Nick Rohrlach over his defection to competitor Virgin Australia should be heard in […]

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Qantas denies age discrimination claims by senior pilot
Employment 2021-03-24 12:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Qantas has hit back at a lawsuit by a 64-year-old long haul pilot that has flown with the airline for 40 years accusing it of […]

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‘Both of you don’t look that great’: Judge criticises parties in dispute over Qantas exec’s defection to Virgin
Employment 2021-03-16 4:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has criticised the “clearly strategic” moves by Qantas and former senior executive Nick Rohrlach in their fight over whose lawsuit should resolve a […]

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