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Qantas, Jetstar may face class action over vouchers
Coronavirus 2020-05-04 12:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Airlines could be the first targets of an anticipated COVID-19 class action blitz, with a major law firm threatening litigation against Qantas, Jetstar and other […]

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Flight Centre dodges ACCC action, refunds COVID-19 cancellation fees
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-05-01 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facing the threat of regulatory action and a possible class action, Flight Centre will refund thousands of customers who were charged a $300 fee for […]

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Qantas sued for denying sick leave to stood-down workers
Coronavirus 2020-04-28 3:33 pm By Miklos Bolza

Qantas breached the Fair Work Act by failing to pay personal carers leave and compassionate leave to employees stood down in response to the coronavirus […]

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Gadens cuts staff pay by 20% in COVID-19 downturn
Business of Law 2020-04-27 5:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A lower demand for legal services triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has forced law firm Gadens to reduce staff salaries by 20%. The national law […]

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Dentons cuts staff, partner pay to weather pandemic
Business of Law 2020-04-24 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Dentons has become the latest law firm to adopt belt-tightening measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing cuts to staff and partner pay for […]

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Celebrity chef Pete Evans fined $25,200 for bogus coronavirus claims about light product
Coronavirus 2020-04-24 11:15 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Celebrity chef Pete Evans has been fined $25,200 by the Therapeutic Goods Administration for claiming an expensive light machine dubbed the Biocharger could help protect […]

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Virgin administrators not on the hook for aircraft leases, for now
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-24 6:41 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The administrators of Virgin Australia will not have to pay the troubled carrier’s aircraft and other lease payments, after a court granted them a temporary […]

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Virgin administration could push the boundaries of corporations law
Restructuring & Insolvency 2020-04-23 8:35 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Voluntary administration was the only option for Virgin, and the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the airline’s decline could present a unique opportunity for the administrators to […]

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Sparke Helmore puts salary increases on ice
Business of Law 2020-04-22 6:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Sparke Helmore has become the latest law firm to take steps to control costs in response to the coronavirus pandemic, announcing that it will suspend […]

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‘Cramped’ detention centres ripe for spread of COVID-19, lawsuit says
Coronavirus 2020-04-22 12:48 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Department of Home Affairs has failed in its duty protect an individual housed in an immigration detention centre from contracting COVID-19, according to a […]

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