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James Cook University appeals $1.2M judgment for sacking climate skeptic
Appeals September 20, 2019 11:09 am By Miklos Bolza

James Cook University has followed through on its promise to appeal a $1.2 million judgment awarded against it for the unfair dismissal of physics professor […]

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High Court asked to take up personal leave case after shift workers’ victory
Employment September 16, 2019 9:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal Government wants the High Court to weigh in on a landmark ruling last month that found food manufacturing giant Mondelez was short-changing its […]

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Workers win landmark personal leave challenge against Cadbury maker Mondelez
Employment August 21, 2019 10:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a majority ruling that will have significant ramifications for how companies calculate employees’ personal leave days, the Full Federal Court has found that the […]

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US seafood giant Trident loses appeal in trade mark row with Aussie food company
Intellectual Property June 20, 2019 11:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

US-based Trident Seafoods has lost a Federal Court fight with an Australian-based Asian food company over three trade marks for the word ‘Trident’. The Full […]

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Fair Work Ombudsman wins appeal over CFMEU penalty in Hutchison Ports strike case
Employment May 3, 2019 12:00 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has handed a win to the Fair Work Ombudsman in its battle for a multimillion dollar penalty against the CFMEU for coordinated […]

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Bauer’s appeal victory means curtain call for Discover Downunder trade mark
Intellectual Property May 9, 2019 4:08 pm By Miklos Bolza

Bauer Consumer Media has won a five-year legal battle over Evergreen Television’s Discover Downunder trade mark, with the Full Federal Court setting aside a prior […]

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CFMMEU abused safety officer at Qube work site, ABCC says in new action
Employment March 4, 2019 7:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has brought a new lawsuit against the CFMMEU, alleging the union organised unlawful industrial action and verbally abused a […]

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Aerocare loses appeal of split shifts ruling
Employment January 25, 2019 4:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aviation services company Aerocare has lost its appeal of a Fair Work Commission decision that shot down an enterprise agreement forcing employees to work split […]

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Client’s identity shielded by privilege, court rules
Securities August 24, 2018 11:57 pm By Christine Caulfield

Correspondence to a law firm revealing a client’s identity was covered by legal professional privilege because the firm’s advice was contingent on the client providing […]

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Government can’t seize detainees’ mobile phones, Full Court says
Class Actions June 26, 2018 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Court has invalidated a blanket policy by the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs to seize mobile phones from detainees held within […]

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