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QBE says infectious disease exclusion applies to COVID-19 claims in Victoria
Insurance 2021-09-22 4:58 pm By Miklos Bolza

While a first test case in NSW rejected insurers’ interpretation of infectious disease exclusions in COVID-19 business interruption policies, potentially putting the industry on the […]

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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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Zoom fatigue hits barristers hard as COVID-19 keeps courts online
Feature 2021-09-21 9:37 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The migration to the digital courtroom is taking its toll on the nation’s barristers, who face increased challenges and levels of fatigue from the mental […]

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COVID-19 vaccine challengers denied access to government health advice
Coronavirus 2021-09-21 5:56 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Commonwealth does not have to hand over health advice given to the National Cabinet concerning Australia’s COVID-19 response and vaccine administration to the applicants […]

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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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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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Legal challenges to COVID-19 vaccinations enter ‘third wave’, court hears
Coronavirus 2021-09-17 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legal challenges to the New South Wales Health Minister’s orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers have already entered a third wave and cannot all […]

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ACCC says Qantas, Japan Airlines alliance could cause prices to soar
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-09-13 5:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A proposed alliance between Qantas and Japan Airlines has failed to take flight after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the coordination of flights […]

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Lloyd’s denies ‘incomprehensible’ claims in COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2021-09-10 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

Insurance giant Lloyd’s has rejected what it calls an “incomprehensible” class action pleading by Australian businesses that argue its business interruption policies should have indemnified […]

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First hearing in mandatory COVID-19 vaccination legal challenge draws big crowd
Coronavirus 2021-09-09 5:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has found three lawsuits contesting compulsory COVID-19 vaccination orders by the New South Wales health minister should be heard together given the importance […]

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