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Judge throws out part of challenge to India travel ban
Coronavirus 2021-05-10 9:49 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has dismissed part of a legal challenge to the Morrison government’s ban on Australians travelling home from India during a devastating surge in […]

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$112M Robodebt class action settlement has ‘bigger set of losers’ than normal, court hears
Class Actions 2021-05-07 10:12 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court-appointed contradictor has asked for changes to a $112 million settlement in the Robodebt class action against the federal government, saying it is unfair […]

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Judge ‘troubled’ over fairness of $112M Robodebt class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-05-06 10:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

The judge overseeing the Robodebt class action has raised concerns about the fairness of a $112 million settlement in the case, which will provide no […]

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BlueScope questions ‘roving inquiry’ by ACCC in cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-05-06 10:11 am By Cindy Cameronne

BlueScope Steel has raised concerns over the ACCC’s subpoenas to produce documents in its civil penalty proceedings against the steel company, saying it may significantly […]

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India travel ban faces Federal Court challenge
Coronavirus 2021-05-05 4:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A 73-year old Australian man has filed a constitutional challenge to the Morrison government’s decision to ban travel from India amid a devastating surge in […]

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Fairfax can’t add new claims of ‘very serious criminal misconduct’ in Ben Roberts-Smith’s case
Defamation 2021-04-23 5:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation case against Fairfax has refused a bid by the publisher to bolster its defence with further allegations of criminal […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith flags ‘serious concerns’ about potential unlawful conduct by Fairfax
Defamation 2021-04-22 5:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Ben Roberts-Smith has raised “serious concerns” in his defamation case against Fairfax that the media company may have unlawfully published classified material he allegedly buried […]

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High Court to hear ATO test case over trust income disclaimers
Tax 2021-04-20 3:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted special leave in a test case by the Australian Taxation Office concerning the effectiveness of disclaimers by trust beneficiaries giving […]

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ATO prepared to rule out prosecuting PwC for tax offences after privilege fight
Tax 2021-04-16 2:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Taxation Office has told a judge it would be prepared to “give comfort” to PricewaterhouseCoopers that it will not prosecute the accounting giant […]

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Garuda drops appeal of $19M penalty in ACCC cartel case, agrees to pay in instalments
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-04-16 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Indonesia’s PT Garuda has withdrawn a challenge to a $19 million penalty imposed for its part in a global airline cartel, but the airline has […]

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