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Geoffrey Rush awarded $2.9 million in defamation case
Defamation May 23, 2019 9:38 pm By Amelia Birnie

Actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded almost $2.9 million in damages following his successful defamation case against Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News, as the court […]

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Lecturer sacked over swastika drops political opinion claim against University of Sydney
Employment May 17, 2019 8:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former political economy lecturer who was fired from the University of Sydney for a seminar slide that imposed the Nazi swastika on the Israeli […]

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Pacific National’s undertaking better for rail competition, says judge in tossing ACCC case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 16, 2019 11:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Potential new entrants to a major freight terminal in Queensland will be “better protected” by a last-minute promise by the terminal’s hopeful owner, Pacific National, […]

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Common fund orders on shaky ground as High Court grants special leave to Westpac, BMW
Analysis May 15, 2019 9:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The writing may be on the wall for common fund orders in class actions that put all unregistered group members on the hook for a […]

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High Court to hear challenge to common fund orders in class actions
Appeals May 15, 2019 12:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted applications by Westpac and BMW to weigh in on the validity of common fund orders made in class actions, a […]

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ACCC loses court challenge to Pacific National, Aurizon terminal deal
Competition & Consumer Protection May 15, 2019 9:09 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has suffered a major defeat in its challenge to Pacific National’s proposed $205 million acquisition of competitor Aurizon’s Queensland […]

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Viva Energy can’t block arbitration in oil tanker dispute, judge says
Arbitration May 14, 2019 3:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has sent a dispute between oil giant Viva Energy and a Panama-based oil transporter over petroleum allegedly contaminated during transport into arbitration. In […]

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ACCC to review ANZ Terminals $350M bid for GrainCorp unit
Competition & Consumer Protection May 14, 2019 8:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has opened a review into the proposed $350 million acquisition of a unit of global agribusiness GrainCorp by storage […]

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Geoffrey Rush slams Nationwide for ‘doubling down’ on defamatory imputations
Defamation May 10, 2019 11:32 am By Miklos Bolza

Actor Geoffery Rush has accused the Daily Telegraph publisher Nationwide News of “doubling down” on its defamatory allegations and attacking the vindication he received in […]

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‘Witness X’ in Geoffrey Rush defamation case revealed as actress Yael Stone
Defamation May 10, 2019 11:13 am By Christine Caulfield

Orange Is The New Black star Yael Stone, who has accused Geoffrey Rush in interviews of lewd behaviour toward her, can be revealed as the […]

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