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Unlawful detention class action, Commonwealth spar over $27.5M settlement deed
Class Actions 2024-06-21 11:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a class action over the alleged unlawful detention of 240 Indonesian children and the Commonwealth are locked in a battle over the construction of a $27.5 million settlement reached last year.

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Human rights group loses appeal fight to bring home Australians from Syrian refugee camp
Human Rights 2024-06-18 12:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by human rights group Save the Children, which sought to bring home Australians stuck in Syrian camps, rejecting as “mere conjecture” claims that Home Affairs had a repatriation arrangement with an authority in Syria.

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Environmental laws ‘ill-suited’ to dealing with threat of climate change, Full Court says
Environment 2024-05-16 11:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An appeals court has dismissed an environmental advocacy group’s challenge to the extension of two Mach Energy and Whitehaven Coal mega coal mines in NSW, saying the current environmental laws are “ill-suited” to dealing with the global threat of climate change. 

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Court won’t keep settlement figure secret in Palm Island class action
Class Actions 2024-04-29 2:48 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has rejected a bid to keep the settlement sum under wraps in a class action against Nine over its coverage of litigation related to the 2004 Palm Island riots, noting that a “ballpark” figure is already open to be deduced from the settlement deed. 

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Nine settles class action over Palm Island litigation coverage
Class Actions 2024-03-15 5:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Group members in a class action against Nine over its coverage of litigation related to the 2004 Palm Island riots will receive between $2,000 to $5,200 as part of a settlement reached to resolve the case.

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Net emissions from Mount Pleasant mega coal mine project not the point, appeals court told
Energy & Natural Resources 2024-02-12 11:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek wrongly focused on the net effect of approving an application by MACH Energy and Whitehaven Coal to extend two mega coal mines in New South Wales, an advocacy group has told an appeals court.

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Tesla takes NSW man to court over Autopilot whistleblower docs
Intellectual Property 2024-01-12 11:55 pm By Sam Matthews

Electric car giant Tesla has brought court proceedings against a NSW man seeking the removal of documents from the web, including material allegedly leaked by a former employee who recently raised concerns about the company’s self-driving software.

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Court OKs $27.5M settlement in unlawful detention class action
Class Actions 2023-12-22 11:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $27.5 million settlement reached in a class action over the alleged unlawful detention of 240 Indonesian children has won court approval, but the applicant’s legal costs remain subject to negotiations.

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Mercer Super agrees to pay $11.3M penalty in ASIC’s first greenwashing case
Financial Services 2023-12-07 1:46 pm By Sam Matthews

Mercer Superannuation has agreed to pay $11.3 million in a case the regulator said was “the first and we hope the last” greenwashing case of its kind. 

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