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High Court grants special leave in backpacker tax case
High Court 2021-02-12 12:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to a British citizen who is locked in a dispute with the Australian Taxation Office over a 15 […]

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Bluescope lawyers get dressing down by judge for ‘inappropriate exchange’ with chambers
Employment 2021-02-11 3:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Lawyers representing Bluescope in an appeal of a Fair Work case copped a scolding by a judge Thursday for sending multiple emails to his chambers […]

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Sacked climate skeptic professor’s dispute with James Cook heads to High Court
High Court 2021-02-11 3:59 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to sacked climate skeptic professor Peter Ridd to challenge James Cook University’s successful appeal of a $1.2 million […]

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Ex-Freedom Foods GC strikes back at serious misconduct claims
Employment 2021-02-10 6:37 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former Freedom Foods group general counsel is seeking aggravated damages from the food and beverage manufacturer for claiming in court filings that she was […]

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Qantas told pilot he was too old for redundancy offer, lawsuit says
Employment 2021-02-10 5:43 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A 64-year-old Qantas pilot who was stood down as part of the airline’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has launched a lawsuit accusing Qantas of […]

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On The Run won’t file ‘test case’ appeal of class closure judgment
Class Actions 2021-02-10 4:05 pm By Miklos Bolza

The employing entity behind convenience store chain On the Run has said it will not appeal a judgment tossing a class closure bid prior to […]

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Reinventure settles lawsuit by ex-partner seeking cut of $100M
Employment 2021-02-10 10:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac-backed venture capital firm Reinventure Group has settled a lawsuit brought by a former partner claiming she was entitled to a cut of a $100 […]

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Tandem gets OK to file rare class action cross-claims against group members
Class Actions 2021-02-09 3:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has allowed a unit of workforce delivery firm Tandem to file cross-claims against individual group members in an underpayment class action, in a […]

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Deloitte admits it has ‘expectation’ partners will retire at 62
Accounting 2021-02-09 9:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has admitted in a Federal Court defence that it expects its partners to retire at the age of 62, but […]

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Macquarie appeals $330,000 penalty for ‘defective and deficient’ adviser pay system
Financial Services 2021-02-09 6:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Macquarie Bank is challenging a ruling that it pay $330,000 in pecuniary penalties after it was found to have underpaid a group of former financial […]

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