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Controversial COVID border closure could trigger class action, lawyer says
Coronavirus 2021-08-20 5:01 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The heavy toll of COVID-related border closures on businesses in northern New South Wales could trigger a class action lawsuit, a lawyers has warned, as […]

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Court throws out protester’s challenge to Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown orders
Coronavirus 2021-08-17 10:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has thrown out a protester’s lawsuit challenging Victoria’s stay-at-home orders during the state’s extended lockdown last year, saying the relevant provisions in the […]

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COVID-19 delays judgment in ACCC’s long-running case against private college Phoenix
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-06 3:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

Sydney’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown has created “logistical” difficulties delaying the release of a long awaited judgment in the ACCC’s consumer law case against collapsed private […]

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SPC’s controversial vaccine mandate may face legal challenges
Coronavirus 2021-08-05 9:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A controversial announcement by Victorian-based fruit and vegetable processor SPC that it will mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all of its 450 onsite workers could face […]

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ASIC accuses WA biotech company of misleading consumers during pandemic
Coronavirus 2021-08-04 9:30 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed court action against a multi-million dollar Western Australian biotech company, alleging it made several misleading representations to […]

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Public housing lockdown class action to proceed after lawyer stripped of licence
Coronavirus 2021-08-03 3:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

A class action over Melbourne’s public housing lockdown during its second COVID-19 wave in July last year will continue after the lawyer previously running the […]

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Qantas loses TWU’s challenge to ground staff outsourcing move
Employment 2021-07-30 12:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Qantas has lost a case brought by the Transport Workers Union that challenged the airline’s decision to axe 2,000 staff and replace them with “insecure” […]

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Victoria says COVID-19 lockdown did not violate freedom of communication
Coronavirus 2021-07-29 7:08 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Victorian Government has told a judge the COVID-19 restrictions imposed during its extended lockdown last year did not infringe on the freedom of political […]

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‘The only viable path back to normal’: Law firms make push to vaccinate staff
Coronavirus 2021-07-27 5:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

While employers cannot force employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine, law firms are launching campaigns to encourage staff to sign up for the jab. The […]

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Qantas settles age discrimination case with former chairman’s son
Employment 2021-07-26 7:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Qantas has resolved a lawsuit brought by the 64-year-old son of former chairman Sir Lenox Hewitt who alleged the airline’s policy of providing voluntary redundancy […]

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