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Lawsuit challenges government ban on overseas travel
Coronavirus 2020-12-16 11:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Federal government is facing a legal challenge to its ban on overseas travel, the latest attempt to have a government-imposed COVID-19 restriction on movement […]

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ABC hit with lawsuit for requiring make-up artist to wear a mask
Coronavirus 2020-12-16 5:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A make-up artist has launched a Fair Work case against the ABC alleging she lost her shifts after refusing to wear a mask in the […]

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Test case filed against Qantas over ‘unlawful’ job outsourcing
Employment 2020-12-09 2:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Qantas has been hit with a test case to determine whether axing 2,000 ground staff and replacing them with “insecure” labour hire workers is unlawful. […]

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Stood-down Qantas workers lose second bid for sick leave
Employment 2020-11-27 10:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

Qantas workers on stand-down orders during the coronavirus pandemic have lost an appeal to overturn a ruling that they are not entitled to access paid […]

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Rio Tinto execs’ trial vacated given likelihood of COVID-19 vaccine
Coronavirus 2020-11-27 6:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A judge has vacated a seven-week trial in proceedings brought by ASIC against two former Rio Tinto executives to March or April 2022, after they […]

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South Australia may face class action over lockdown based on pizza shop lie
Coronavirus 2020-11-24 12:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The state of South Australia is facing a possible class action over a restrictive six-day lockdown that was lifted after two days when it was […]

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Rio Tinto execs’ trial can wait until COVID-19 vaccine, court hears
Coronavirus 2020-11-23 10:32 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

A former Rio Tinto executive living in the US who wants to appear in person at an upcoming trial in a case brought by ASIC […]

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Law firm investigates COVID-19 business interruption class action
Coronavirus 2020-11-20 1:57 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers may face a class action by holders of business interruption insurance that have had their COVID-19-related claims rejected, following their loss in a test […]

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Insurers lose COVID-19 business interruption test case
Insurance 2020-11-18 11:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insurers will face a flood of pandemic-related claims after an appeals court ruled in a test case brought by the Insurance Council that certain infectious […]

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COVID-19 economic crisis, class actions and funded litigation
Expert Insights 2020-11-11 12:30 pm By Editor

It is now trite to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in both a medical and economic crisis for the world. We continue to […]

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