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Spotless judgment clarifies redundancy payment exception
Employment January 16, 2019 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spotless Services violated the Fair Work Act by failing to pay redundancy for workers employed at Perth International Airport, a court has found, in a ruling […]

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Judge orders Rinehart family feud into arbitration
Energy & Natural Resources January 14, 2019 8:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Supreme Court of Western Australia has stayed counterclaims by Bianca Rinehart and John Hancock and sent a long-running Rinehart family dispute over control of […]

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Ex-Liberal MP can’t get names of News Corp sources behind leaked erotic lit
Defamation January 9, 2019 3:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge overseeing former Liberal politician Dennis Jensen’s defamation case against News Corp has denied him access to the identity of anonymous sources who leaked […]

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Clive Palmer sued over contract for $5.8B iron ore mine
Energy & Natural Resources October 29, 2018 11:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Hong Kong-based conglomerate CITIC and two of its subsidiaries have taken mining magnate Clive Palmer and his firm Mineralogy to court over the $5.8 billion […]

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Judge tosses appeal over alleged $75M Onslow Salt, Chevron ‘conspiracy’ deal
Energy & Natural Resources October 12, 2018 11:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Western Australian government has lost its bid to appeal a Federal Court judge’s rejection of its application to throw out a native title case […]

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Mineral Resources entitled to critics’ names in consumer case over negative tweets, judge says
Energy & Natural Resources October 12, 2018 9:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A director of a corporate advisory firm has been ordered to name names in his defence of a lawsuit brought by Mineral Resources over tweets […]

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In pro bono win for Norton Rose, High Court stubs out man’s marijuana conviction
Appeals October 10, 2018 9:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has granted an appeal to a Norton Rose Fulbright-represented man who claimed more than 900g of marijuana found at his house was […]

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Fortescue unit can eyeball Squire Patton Boggs emails in power contract dispute
Energy & Natural Resources October 3, 2018 3:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Fortescue Metals Group has won its bid for emails between Squire Patton Boggs  and a unit of electricity provider TransAlta Energy relating […]

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Rio Tinto unit can keep $86M owed to Forge Group in set-off win
Restructuring & Insolvency September 24, 2018 4:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A unit of Rio Tinto has won an appeal allowing it to avoid an $86 million payment owed to failed mining services company Forge Group […]

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Financial adviser wins challenge to ASIC’s life ban
Financial Services September 19, 2018 7:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission failed to establish any grounds for permanently banning an ANZ financial adviser from the industry, a tribunal said in […]

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