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WA Premier can’t shield text messages with AG about Mineralogy bill
Defamation 2022-01-19 4:53 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Clive Palmer has won his bid to view text messages between Western Australian premier Mark McGowan and the state attorney-general discussing a bill to ban […]

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Insurers win $3.2M lawsuit over COVID-related cancellation of Big Red Bash festival
Coronavirus 2022-01-19 9:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers have triumphed in a lawsuit over coverage for the $3.2 million cancellation of the Big Red Bash outback music festival during the first wave […]

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Company co-owned by MP Angus Taylor launches court action against land clearing ruling
Environment 2022-01-14 3:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Jam Land, the company co-owned by energy minister Angus Taylor, is contesting an order made by the federal Environment Department to restore 28.5 hectares of […]

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Airbnb host loses bid for Jobkeeper payments
Tax 2022-01-13 1:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Airbnb host’s claim for JobKeeper payments has been shot down, with a tribunal saying the accommodation of paying guests at one’s own home did […]

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Class action targets WA over controversial law detaining fine defaulters
Class Actions 2022-01-11 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A class action against Western Australia is seeking damages for alleged discrimination of Indigenous Australians detained for unpaid fines. In a Federal Court case filed […]

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KPMG hits back at lawsuit brought by ‘belittled’ employee
Employment 2022-01-11 5:52 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Accounting giant KPMG is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former long-serving employee over “unnecessarily aggressive, belittling and disproportionate” emails allegedly attacking […]

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Djokovic wins challenge to visa cancellation, judge orders his releasea
Immigration 2022-01-10 6:50 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic has won a court challenge to the cancellation of his visa, with a judge ordering his […]

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SmileDirectClub can’t get its facts straight, Invisalign claims
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-07 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The maker of the popular Invisalign dental aligners has sued competitor SmileDirectClub for allegedly misleading consumers about the cost and efficacy of its direct-to-consumer teeth […]

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Barrister faces discipline after ‘gut-feeling’ prompts unfounded allegations against solicitor
Legal Ethics 2021-12-23 6:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A Sydney-based barrister has been reprimanded for relying on his “gut feeling” in making baseless accusations of misconduct against the principal of a law firm. […]

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Barrister who sexually harassed clerk has suffered enough, appeals court says
Business of Law 2021-12-22 2:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales Bar Association has lost an appeal seeking a financial penalty and a professional reprimand against a Sydney barrister for his “poorly […]

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