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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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Trial in Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case delayed to 2022
Defamation 2021-10-15 9:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has adjourned trial in the defamation case by accused war criminal Ben Roberts-Smith to early 2022, saying relocation was not practical after COVID-19 […]

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Clive Palmer loses High Court battle over right to sue WA for $30B
High Court 2021-10-13 6:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Mining magnate Clive Palmer and two of his mining firms have lost a High Court challenge seeking to overturn a Western Australian law which prevented […]

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ACCC officers face pre-trial grilling in ANZ cartel case as judge questions need for committal
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-12 11:24 pm By Christine Caulfield

Five enforcement officers of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will be cross-examined by lawyers for banks facing price fixing charges over their conduct following […]

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ANZ wins access to JPMorgan settlement chats in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-10-11 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing a cartel case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement has granted ANZ’s bid for unredacted documents which the bank says will […]

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FWO alleges Commonwealth Bank ‘knowingly’ underpaid staff $16.4M
Employment 2021-10-11 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Ombudsman has taken the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and CommSec to court for allegedly knowingly underpaying almost 7,500 employees over $16.4 million […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith fights ‘ridiculous’ bid to make medical records public as trial faces delay
Arthur Moses 2021-10-01 4:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Former SAS soldier Ben Roberts-Smith is fighting to shield medical records Fairfax says should be made public to “safeguard open justice”, as trial in his […]

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Class action by Indigenous Australians says pension age is discriminatory
Class Actions 2021-09-29 3:50 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has been hit with a class action on behalf of Indigenous Australians who allege that, because of differences in life expectancy, they […]

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Government can’t cut ‘stolen’ from notice about stolen wages class action
Class Actions 2021-09-28 5:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

While acknowledging it was a ‘loaded’ word, a judge has rejected a bid by the federal government to edit out the word ‘stolen’ from a […]

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Objection to barrister’s eye rolling during BlueScope cross-exam shot down
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-27 9:29 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge hearing a price-fixing case against steel giant BlueScope has overruled an objection to the ACCCs barrister’s allegedly excessive “eye-rolling” and “scathing and sarcastic” […]

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