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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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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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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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Optus hit with $25k criminal fine over lax political donation disclosures
Telecommunications April 8, 2019 11:14 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Telecom giant Optus has been hit with a $25,000 criminal fine after pleading guilty to four charges of failing to disclose political donations in its […]

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Judge ‘uncomfortable’ with common fund order in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions April 3, 2019 5:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing three toxic foam class actions against the Commonwealth of Australia has said he’s not comfortable approving a common fund order which does […]

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Aussie Skips can rely on affidavit of ’emotional’ boss in Sydney council’s case, judge says
Environment April 3, 2019 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has allowed the filing of a last-minute affidavit by the general manager of waste disposal company Aussie Skips in a case brought by […]

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REST questions duty of care in lawsuit over climate change disclosures
Environment April 2, 2019 7:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

The trustee of the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust wants more details about an ecological landscaper’s allegation that it breached its duty of care by failing […]

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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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Judge wants four referees in toxic foam class actions
Class Actions March 19, 2019 9:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Chief Justice of the Federal Court wants four referees to weigh what’s expected to be voluminous expert evidence in three class actions against the […]

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