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BHP settles with worker sacked over COVID-19 social media posts
Employment 2021-09-22 6:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

BHP Billiton has resolved a case by an employee who claimed the company breached the Fair Work Act by sacking her for alleged social media […]

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ATO wins info on 1,500 tax docs, teeing up potential privilege battle with CUB
Tax 2021-09-21 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Iconic Australian beer manufacturer Carlton & United Breweries has lost an appeal seeking to shield information about 1,500 allegedly privileged documents from the Australian Taxation […]

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Fairfax to compensate PNG minister, ‘ludicrous’ objection to orders shot down
Defamation 2021-09-21 3:40 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Nine subsidiary Fairfax Media has agreed to pay compensation to a Papua New Guinea politician who sued the publisher for defamation for allegedly engaging in […]

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Qantas can’t stay penalty hearing in outsourcing dispute with TWU
Employment 2021-09-21 2:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas has lost its second attempt to delay a hearing on further relief pending an appeal in its outsourcing spat with the Transport Workers Union, […]

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Woolworths says $330M underpayments remediation should scuttle FWO’s case
Employment 2021-09-21 2:16 pm By Miklos Bolza

Supermarket giant Woolworths has denied the Fair Work Ombudsman is entitled to seek compensation for its underpayment of staff, saying its $330 million remediation to […]

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Airservices appeals loss to union over use of ‘grey days’ policy
Employment 2021-09-21 2:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Government-owned Airservices Australia has appealed an order that it pay $72,450 in fines to a civilian air traffic controllers union for withdrawing guidelines for standby […]

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With no encouragement from parties, 7-Eleven class action judge appoints contradictor
Class Actions 2021-09-20 3:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Despite claims the $98 million settlement did not warrant a contradictor’s scrutiny, a judge has appointed a contradictor to represent the interests of group members […]

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Princess, Regent theatres sue insurer for $20M in business interruption cover
Insurance 2021-09-20 2:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

The owners and operators of five Melbourne theatres have filed legal action against Ansvar Insurance seeking more than $20 million in business interruption cover for […]

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Canva gets more time to patent website invention after lawyer mess-up
Intellectual Property 2021-09-20 12:06 pm By Miklos Bolza

Graphics design platform Canva has been conditionally granted further time to apply to patent an invention for generating websites, after IP Australia found its US […]

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Judge dodges defamation suit by kosher inspector accused of not having ‘shem tov’
Defamation 2021-09-20 6:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Western Australia Supreme Court judge has dodged a lawsuit by a kosher compliance inspector who alleged he was defamed by an email that claimed […]

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