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Judge sours on remote trials, bemoans ‘leisure wear effect’
Courts 2022-01-27 10:29 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge who has been an enthusiastic lab rat in the virtual hearing experiment forced on the country’s courts by the COVID-19 pandemic has expressed […]

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Unfair dismissal claim by ‘unrepentant’ COVID-19 denier thrown out
Employment 2022-01-27 5:11 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Fair Work Commission has thrown out an unfair dismissal claim brought by an “utterly unrepentant” automotive mechanic, who described the COVID-19 pandemic as a “scam” and repeatedly breached NSW public health orders.

Class action over COVID-19 jab mandate faces de-classing
Coronavirus 2022-01-25 3:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has suggested that a class action against the New South Wales government over a mandate requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should be de-classed, saying it was a “straightforward point” because no financial relief was sought.

WA premier Mark McGowan must give evidence in Sydney court in Palmer case
Defamation 2022-01-25 9:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

Western Australia premier Mark McGowan has been ordered to appear in person in a Sydney court to give evidence at trial in a defamation case […]

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Judge won’t block disciplinary action against unvaccinated Qantas staff
Coronavirus 2022-01-24 5:18 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has dismissed an urgent application to block Qantas from taking disciplinary action against unvaccinated employees, but the airline has committed to extending their […]

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‘Unlawful greed’: AFP deploys strike force to investigate RAT price gouging
Coronavirus 2022-01-21 4:16 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Federal Police is cracking down on COVID-19 rapid antigen test price gouging, deploying a zero-tolerance strike team to investigate “outrageous” markups referred by […]

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Djokovic’s possible antivax influence ‘not fanciful’, Full Court says
Coronavirus 2022-01-20 4:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

The influence of an unvaccinated “iconic world tennis star” on the young and impressionable was not fanciful, the Full Federal Court has said in reasons […]

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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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ACCC cracks down on ‘outrageous’ COVID-19 RAT pricing
Coronavirus 2022-01-17 6:34 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is working with the Australian Federal Police to combat price gouging over the sale of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests. […]

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Djokovic to leave Australia after losing court battle over cancelled visa
Coronavirus 2022-01-14 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Last update – Sunday, January 16 Tennis star Novak Djokovic’s challenge to the Immigration Minister’s decision revoking his visa was unanimously dismissed Sunday, clearing the […]

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