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Mecca Brands used maternity leave to ‘test’ whether marketer’s position could be axed, lawsuit says
Employment 2024-02-20 9:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The former head of brand marketing at cosmetics retailer Mecca Brands has sued the company and its chief marketing officer for allegedly using her maternity […]

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Detainees to launch class action against government in Federal Court
Human Rights 2024-02-08 11:34 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Asylum seekers who were held in immigration detention in South Australia can transfer their cases to the Federal Court to pursue a class action against […]

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Maurice Blackburn employment head appointed race discrimination commissioner
Policy and Regulation 2024-02-05 10:25 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Maurice Blackburn’s head of employment law in Queensland, Giri Sivaraman, has been appointed as the next race discrimination commissioner, commencing his five year stint in […]

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Hanson says US expert can’t opine on Aussie meaning of ‘Back to where you came from’ dig
Politics 2024-02-02 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

A professor from Texas has no business offering an opinion on the meaning of One Nation senator Pauline Hanson’s exhortation to the Greens party deputy […]

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Four states face class action investigation over removal of Indigenous children
Class Actions 2023-11-29 5:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A law firm is investigating potential class action claims against New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia for allegedly discriminating against First Nations […]

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No-cost bill to remove ‘significant barrier’ to sexual harassment lawsuits, AG says
Employment 2023-11-15 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Albanese government on Wednesday introduced legislation that would protect sexual harassment claimants from adverse costs orders in litigation, the latest step in its commitment […]

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Discrimination class actions filed over Queensland’s removal of Indigenous children
Class Actions 2023-11-14 9:17 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Queensland is facing two class actions for allegedly failing to place First Nations children who were removed from their families with other […]

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Class action firm may seek compensation for unlawful immigration detention
Human Rights 2023-11-10 9:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A leading class action firm may seek compensation for those who were illegally detained after the High Court ruled that Australia’s system of holding individuals […]

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Funder seeks 20% cut of settlement in WA stolen wages class action
Class Actions 2023-11-08 11:42 pm By Sam Matthews

The litigation funder that backed a class action brought on behalf of Indigenous workers seeking to recover unpaid wages wants a 20 per cent commission […]

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Court OKs landmark settlement in negligence case by Nauru child refugee
Human Rights 2023-11-06 11:19 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has approved the first settlement in dozens of negligence cases against the Minister for Home Affairs on behalf of refugees who were detained […]

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