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Judges should have no say in coal mine approvals, Morrison government says in class action appeal
Climate change 2021-10-18 9:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

Approving coal mine projects is not the business of courts, the Morrison government has argued in its challenge to a landmark class action judgment that […]

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Zoom fatigue hits barristers hard as COVID-19 keeps courts online
Feature 2021-09-21 9:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The migration to the digital courtroom is taking its toll on the nation’s barristers, who face increased challenges and levels of fatigue from the mental […]

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Allianz units fined $1.5M for misleading insurance sales on Expedia
Insurance 2021-09-07 2:23 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Allianz Australia and its travel insurance unit AWP Australia have been hit with $1.5 million in penalties in ASIC’s case alleging the insurance companies misled […]

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University of Sydney political lecturer wins appeal over swastika dismissal
Employment 2021-08-31 5:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former University of Sydney political economy lecturer who was fired for conduct that included showing students a slide of a Nazi swastika superimposed on […]

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The Star loses bid to recover COVID-19 losses from insurers
Insurance 2021-08-05 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Star Entertainment Group will not be able to recoup losses at its casinos and hotels stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, after a judge found […]

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QBE wins appeal in Opal Tower coverage row with Icon, but no success for Liberty
Insurance 2021-07-21 6:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has found that Liberty Mutual Insurance, but not QBE, is required to cover Icon Construction’s losses stemming from the Opal Tower […]

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ASIC wants Allianz to pay $1.5M penalty for travel insurance sold on Expedia
Insurance 2021-07-13 1:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC is seeking $1.5 million in penalties against insurers Allianz and AWP after they admitted to misleading or deceiving the public by selling travel insurance […]

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Failed insurance brokerage can’t get cover from Chubb for director’s alleged theft
Insurance 2021-07-12 3:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied defunct insurance broker All Class Insurance its bid for indemnity cover for the alleged theft of company funds by its director, […]

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Second COVID-19 insurance test case to be decided by end of year
Coronavirus 2021-07-07 1:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A COVID-19 business interruption test case that was filed in the Federal Court following a landmark loss for insurers in test case before the NSW […]

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Chief judges say virtual hearings are here to stay
Courts 2021-06-24 4:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chief judges of three of the country’s top courts say virtual hearings, including through the use of popular livestream technology, will be around long […]

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