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Qantas had no choice but to stand down engineers during COVID-19 pandemic, court says
Coronavirus 2020-10-06 4:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas has praised a Federal Court judgment ruling that the airline had no “genuine choice” other than standing down its workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Qantas underpaying staff by ‘setting off’ JobKeeper payments, court finds
Employment 2020-09-24 6:47 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Court has provided clarification as to how the Morrison government’s JobKeeper scheme operates, in a ruling against Qantas Airways that found the airline […]

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Common fund orders under attack again in Takata airbags class action
Class Actions 2020-09-16 2:47 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Common fund orders are again under scrutiny in a class action which was at the centre of the High Court’s decision to strike down the […]

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Judge calls for legislative reforms as appeals court transfers Uber class action
Class Actions 2020-09-08 11:34 am By Alison Eveleigh

An appeals court has dealt with complex jurisdiction and limitations issues in transferring one of three class actions against ride sharing giant Uber to another […]

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Virgin ordered to fly engines to US, as creditors sign off on $3.5B sale to Bain
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-09-04 7:44 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Virgin Australia has been ordered to return four jet engines to the United States, after a court found the embattled airline and its administrators failed […]

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Glencore wins appeal in shipping fee fight with Port of Newcastle
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-08-27 9:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Mining giant Glencore has won its appeal over access charges to Port of Newcastle shipping channels used to export coal from the Hunter Valley. In […]

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Transurban hit with class action over ‘unreasonable’ admin fees
Transportation & Infrastructure 2020-08-19 5:48 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Toll road operator Transurban faces a class action alleging it charge Queensland road users “unreasonable” administrative fees on unpaid tolls. The lawsuit, filed in the […]

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Ex-Qantas worker tries again to bring discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn
Appeals 2020-08-18 12:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Qantas customer service manager has appealed a ruling blocking her from pursuing a disability discrimination case against Maurice Blackburn alleging the law firm […]

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GetSwift class action trial vacated as judge asked to recuse himself
Class Actions 2020-08-13 10:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing a shareholder class action against logistics provider GetSwift and three executives has vacated an upcoming trial date, following an application that he […]

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Transurban’s West Gate Tunnel dispute with CPB, John Holland goes to arbitration
Transportation & Infrastructure 2020-08-12 4:04 pm By Alison Eveleigh

A judge has ordered that disputes arising between Transurban and a group of contractors over the discovery of toxic PFAS chemicals in the soil at […]

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