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Court finds sessional academic lecturer an employee, not a contractor
Employment 2022-06-30 5:14 pm By Cindy Cameronne

In its first decision applying a landmark High Court judgment redefining the test for when a worker is employed, the Federal Court has found a […]

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New Zealand should regulate class actions, allow CFOs: report
Policy and Regulation 2022-06-28 12:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The New Zealand law commission has called on the government to implement a class action regime that would allow funders to seek the equivalent of […]

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Banksia class action solicitor suspended from roll for two years
Legal Ethics 2022-06-24 9:59 am By Christine Caulfield

The solicitor found to have acted as a “postbox” to hide conflicts of interest in the class action over Banksia Securities’ collapse has been suspended […]

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FWC upholds ‘tragic’ sacking of Qantas engineer who refused COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus 2022-06-24 10:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Qantas’ termination of a long-serving engineer who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because he “feared for his life” was a “tragedy” but not unlawful, […]

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First female appeals court president appointed in Victoria
Courts 2022-06-21 1:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Victorian government has elevated a female judge to the role of president of the state’s Court of Appeal, marking the first time a woman […]

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Peter Dutton takes ‘rape apologist’ defamation case to High Court
Defamation 2022-06-20 10:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Opposition leader Peter Dutton has asked the High Court to overturn an appeals court judgment that found a tweet labelling him a “rape apologist” was […]

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High Court won’t hear argument for $100M judgment against Adani over Abbot Point fees
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-20 4:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has declined to review an appeals court decision that overturned a $106 million judgment against a unit of Indian conglomerate Adani Group […]

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Lawyers urge AG to retain flexibility of COVID-era online hearings
Courts 2022-06-17 9:34 pm By Sam Matthews

The head of NSW’s peak legal body has called on the state’s Attorney General to retain a number of COVID-19 measures to improve access to […]

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Albanese government welcomes class action funder’s defeat of MIS regulation
Class Actions 2022-06-17 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government said Friday it would consider the implications of an appeals court’s finding that the managed investment scheme structure was unsuited to class […]

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Legal privilege over jab mandate advice waived with counsel’s failure to object, court says
Coronavirus 2022-06-17 9:57 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has ruled that a senior Queensland police official waived legal professional privilege during cross examination, allowing the plaintiffs in a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination […]

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