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Gov’t sued for supplying water to Adani’s $2B Carmichael coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources February 20, 2019 3:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government failed to read public submissions in approving a “flawed” assessment of a project supplying Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine with over 12.5 […]

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ATO wins appeal in $82M tax spat with BHP over Singapore marketing hub
Energy & Natural Resources January 29, 2019 8:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has successfully appealed an Administrative Appeals Tribunal decision in favour of BHP Billiton, leaving the mining giant with a hefty $82 […]

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Judge rules cattle gene patent can be amended, tosses ‘bizarre’ challenge
Intellectual Property January 23, 2019 9:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

US company Branhaven has won leave to amend its cow genome patent after a judge dismissed opposition by industry bodies Meat & Livestock Australia and […]

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Clive Palmer can’t shut down ASIC’s criminal case over takeover law breaches
White Collar January 23, 2019 8:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Clive Palmer has lost a fight to stay criminal proceedings alleging his company breached takeover laws, with a judge slamming the Queensland mining tycoon’s claims […]

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CFMMEU admits to Fair Work breaches in strike against Boral subsidiary
Employment January 22, 2019 9:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union has admitted to contravening the Fair Work Act by taking industrial action against a subsidiary of building […]

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Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay¬†redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling […]

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ACCC can seek fines against defunct dealer of fake Aboriginal art
Competition & Consumer Protection January 16, 2019 5:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC can continue its case against failed Aboriginal art wholesaler Birubi Art, which went into liquidation after the court found it violated the Australian […]

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VW knew about defeat software but ACCC doesn’t need to prove it, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection January 15, 2019 9:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC does not need to prove Volkswagen knew about the diesel emissions software at the heart of its action against the car giant — […]

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Class loses appeal over fatal Christmas Island boat crash
Appeals January 10, 2019 10:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The families of asylum seekers who died in the 2010 Christmas Island boat crash have lost an appeal of a ruling that dismissed their class […]

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NSW Ports pans ACCC for ‘vague’ competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection December 20, 2018 2:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

NSW Ports has criticised the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for expecting the company to file a defence to the regulator’s allegations of anti-competitive conduct […]

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