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Court strikes down challenges to NSW COVID-19 vaccination mandate
Coronavirus 2021-10-15 9:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A court has dismissed challenges to the New South Wales public health orders that made it mandatory for certain workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, […]

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Claims trimmed in COVID-19 public housing class action
Class Actions 2021-10-13 1:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A class action over a public housing lockdown during Melbourne’s second COVID-19 wave in July last year is seeking to discontinue battery and negligence claims […]

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Lawyers in Crown Resorts class action fully vaxxed and ready for in-person trial
Class Actions 2021-10-11 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A six-week trial in a shareholder class action against Crown Resorts set to begin at the end of October will start off virtually and shift […]

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Insurers largely prevail in second COVID-19 test case
Insurance 2021-10-08 5:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurers have largely succeeded in challenging COVID-19 business interruption claims by a group of small businesses, in an important second test case that could save […]

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Lawyers must be double vaccinated to appear in phased live hearings in NSW
Courts 2021-10-08 7:27 pm By Miklos Bolza

The NSW Supreme Court has outlined its roadmap back to holding live hearings but has said that those attending court in person will need to […]

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Virgin sued by union over privacy concerns linked to COVID-19 jab mandate
Employment 2021-10-08 7:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The aircraft engineers’ union has filed Federal Court proceedings against Virgin Australia over alleged privacy breaches relating to the airline’s enforcement of its mandatory COVID-19 […]

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COVID-positive barrister’s visit to chambers prompts vaccination push
Coronavirus 2021-10-07 6:48 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Victorian Bar has urged barristers to remain vigilant and get vaccinated against COVID-19 after Owen Dixon Chambers East was named as an exposure site. […]

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Insurers accused of misleading policyholders in COVID-19 insurance class actions
Insurance 2021-10-05 2:36 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers are misleading policyholders about class actions which seek compensation for those denied business interruption coverage for COVID-related shutdowns, a court has heard. In a […]

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Public good overrides individual rights in COVID-19 pandemic, NSW tells court
Trials 2021-10-05 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The New South Wales government has accused anti-vaccination advocates of having a “misguided” and “one-dimensional focus” on the fundamental rights of the individual over those […]

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Vic teachers file legal challenge to ‘no jab, no job’ policy
Employment 2021-10-01 10:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of Victoria is facing a legal challenge to its plan to require all school and childcare staff in the state to receive two […]

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