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Sexual harassment: now squarely a Work Health and Safety issue
Expert Insights 2021-04-07 10:23 pm By

Safe Work Australia has released new national guidance on preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment (Guide). The release of the Guide is just one […]

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Merivale suffers setback in $129M underpayments class action
Employment 2021-04-01 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge hearing an underpayments class action against hospitality company Merivale has found the workplace agreement that covered the group members was not validly approved. […]

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‘Hardly seems worth the powder and the shot’: Judge asks why ASIC still pursuing CBA MySuper case
Financial Services 2021-03-24 3:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has questioned why ASIC is still pursuing its case against CBA unit Colonial First State over statements made to 12,000 fund managers during […]

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Judge wants lawyer’s view on funding commission before approving $50M Vocation settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-22 11:46 am By Christine Caulfield

The judge considering the $50 million settlement reached in the shareholder class action against failed training company Vocation and auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers has signalled his likely […]

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Injunction granted in branch stacking case against Labor MP
Policy and Regulation 2021-03-19 4:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Victorian Labor MP Marlene Kairouz has won an injunction temporarily blocking the Labor Party from bringing branch stacking charges against her. Kairouz filed a lawsuit […]

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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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Late opt outs imperil $138M IAG ‘junk insurance’ class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-03-12 4:43 pm By Miklos Bolza

A group of late opt out notices by group members in a class action over IAG insurance, who were egged on in part by a […]

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CBA says ‘non-existent’ chance it will make admissions in ASIC’s conflicted remuneration case
Financial Services 2021-03-11 7:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has told a judge there’s no chance it will admit to ASIC’s allegations that it accepted conflicted remuneration through the […]

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‘Insureds are not only risks; they are people’: Judge slams TAL’s treatment of cancer patient’s claim
Chief Justice James Allsop 2021-03-10 10:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In another victory for ASIC in a case stemming from the banking royal commission, a judge has ruled that TAL Life Limited breached the Insurance […]

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Full Court to hear CUB dispute with ATO over 1,500 tax docs
Appeals 2021-03-03 10:10 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Carlton United Breweries has appealed a ruling ordering it to hand over almost 1,500 documents to the Commissioner of Taxation relating to an audit of […]

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