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Court overturns Peter Dutton’s win in defamation case over ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-17 11:17 am By Christine Caulfield

An appeals court has set aside a judgment awarding federal minister Peter Dutton $35,000 in his defamation case over a tweet by a refugee activist […]

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Full Court finds casual workers can’t be axed for exercising workplace right
Employment 2022-05-12 7:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former truck driver for Cooloola Milk who claims he was fired after asking about overtime pay has won his legal challenge to a decision […]

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Qantas, TWU lose appeals over axing of 1,800 ground staff
Employment 2022-05-04 11:34 am By Cindy Cameronne

Qantas and the Transport Workers Union both lost their appeals Wednesday of a judge’s decision finding the airline had decided to axe 1,800 ground staff […]

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Peter Dutton says ‘mental gymnastics’ needed for activist’s reading of ‘rape apologist’ tweet
Defamation 2022-05-03 3:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Counsel for Peter Dutton has told a court a reader needed to do “mental gymnastics” to understand activist Shane Bazzi’s “rape apologist” tweet as saying […]

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Qantas decision to outsource staff not linked to strike action threat, court told
Employment 2022-02-24 10:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

A decision by Qantas to outsource its ground staff was not timed to head off industrial action by the Transport Workers’ Union, the Full Federal […]

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BHP unit’s Christmas Day work requirement reasonable, court says
Employment 2022-02-23 7:31 pm By Sam Matthews

A court has shut down action by the CFMEU  on behalf of coal miners who were rostered to work Christmas Day and Boxing Day at […]

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RMS Engineering settles workers’ class action over meal breaks
Class Actions 2022-02-04 3:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

Queensland-based RMS Engineering and Construction has settled a class action alleging it refused to give staff meal breaks and threatened those who complained about excessive […]

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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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TechnologyOne wins challenge to $5.2M judgment in exec’s unfair dismissal case
Employment 2021-08-05 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian software company TechnologyOne has succeeded in its challenge to a $5.2 million judgment in an unfair dismissal case by a former high ranking executive, […]

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Lorna Jane hit with $5M penalty for misleading COVID-19 activewear claims
Coronavirus 2021-07-23 2:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has hit women’s activewear company Lorna Jane with a $5 million penalty for representing to consumers during the height of the coronavirus crisis […]

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