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Climate change class actions likely as court finds duty of care owed to children
Class Actions 2021-05-28 2:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

Class actions are the next battleground following Thursday’s Federal Court ruling that the government owes a duty of care to protect children from the risks […]

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Court scuttles Adani’s water plans for Carmichael coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-05-25 5:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Adani’s controversial Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has hit another potential snag, with the Federal Court on Tuesday sending the company’s moves to pump 12.5 […]

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AGL Energy sues Greenpeace for using logo in ‘Australia’s biggest climate polluter’ campaign
Intellectual Property 2021-05-10 4:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

AGL Energy has dragged Greenpeace Australia Pacific to court for using its logo in a campaign that labelled the company “Australia’s biggest climate polluter” and […]

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Ashust snags renewable energy trio from Baker McKenzie
People In The News 2021-04-12 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ashurst has lured the global co-head and two partners from Baker McKenzie’s renewable energy practice, giving the firm a boost in representing clients in the […]

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Indonesian seaweed farmers win class action over major oil spill
Class Actions 2021-03-19 10:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Thousands of Indonesian seaweed farmers have won a class action against PTTEP Australasia over one of Australia’s largest oil spills, with a judge finding the […]

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Judge ‘not following’ government’s argument backing coal expansion in climate class action
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-03-03 6:23 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Federal Government has argued a class action against the expansion of a northern NSW mine has “conspicuously failed” to show that the emissions would […]

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Teens’ class action warns of ‘catastrophic harm’ if Whitehaven coal mine approved
Environment 2021-03-02 7:46 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Trial kicked off Tuesday in a landmark class action brought by teenagers seeking to halt the expansion of a Whitehaven coal mine in NSW, with […]

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Djab Wurrung ‘directions’ trees at Victorian highway upgrade site win temporary protection
Transportation & Infrastructure 2020-12-03 10:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has issued a temporary injunction stopping roadworks along the Buangor and Ararat stretch of the Western Highway improvement project in Victoria ahead of […]

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Activists notch High Court victory over expansion of Queensland coal mine
Environment 2021-02-03 9:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Queensland activist group has come up trumps in a drawn-out legal battle against New Acland Coal’s proposed expansion of a coal mine, with the […]

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Climate change lawsuit ‘hopelessly defective’, court told
Environment 2020-11-10 2:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has critised as “hopelessly defective” a lawsuit alleging it failed to disclose the impacts of climate change to investors in sovereign bonds, […]

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