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Adani defeats appeal in native title challenge to Queensland coal mine
Energy & Natural Resources July 12, 2019 10:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

A group of Indigenous Australians opposed to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in Queensland has lost an appeal of a ruling dismissing a native title case […]

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Special counsel appointed in toxic foam class action
Class Actions June 28, 2019 11:41 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The judge overseeing several class actions over the alleged use of toxic foam at government military bases has appointed a special counsel to hear the […]

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Landowners above Sydney Metro tunnel can claim compensation before digging complete
Transportation & Infrastructure June 24, 2019 8:34 pm By Amelia Birnie

Landowners above the Sydney Metro underground tunnel will be allowed to claim compensation before construction is complete, with a court also preparing to consider potential […]

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Farmers can’t use the word ‘oil’ in Montarra oil spill class action, PTTEP says
Class Actions May 28, 2019 8:19 pm By Amelia Birnie

Oil company PTTEP has objected to Indonesian seaweed farmers using the word “oil” in their evidence in the Montarra oil spill class action, arguing they […]

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ACCC approves ‘green’ plastic certification trade mark over vagueness concerns
Intellectual Property May 28, 2019 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved an application by plastics manufacturer OxoPak for a certification trade mark for certain biodegradable plastics. The mark, […]

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Irrigators bring $830M class action against Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Class Actions May 14, 2019 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

Irrigators in Australia’s South East have launched a class action against the Murray-Darling Basin Authority claiming its mismanagement of the river system caused up to […]

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Oil spill class action trial delayed by expert evidence filed ‘without leave, without notice’
Class Actions May 6, 2019 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The Montarra oil spill class action trial has been pushed back by two weeks, following the filing of late expert evidence by the applicants “without leave, […]

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James Cook University unlawfully sacked controversial climate change professor, court finds
Employment April 16, 2019 9:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

James Cook University unlawfully dismissed a professor who spoke out against the school and one of its scientists over its climate change views, a judge […]

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Sydney Zoo’s planned launch draws more legal scrutiny
Environment April 23, 2019 9:00 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

After putting to rest a trademark dispute with the Taronga Zoo, the still unopened Sydney Zoo is facing another legal challenge from a competing zoo […]

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Whitehaven Coal fined $38k for hazardous fumes at blast site
Environment March 20, 2019 9:29 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australia’s largest independent coal producer Whitehaven Coal Mining has been convicted and fined $38,500 after potentially harmful gas drifted from one of its mines across […]

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