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NSW judges give up pay rise, citing ‘devastating’ effects of COVID-19
Courts 2021-12-16 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

Judges of the NSW Supreme Court passed up their annual pay rise in 2020 as the court and the public made dramatic changes to adapt […]

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Appeals dismissed in ‘inconceivable’ challenge to NSW COVID-19 jab mandate
Coronavirus 2021-12-08 5:58 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has found it “inconceivable” that legislation aimed at protecting public health would not have afforded the New South Wales health minister the […]

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Fair Work Commission finds BHP vaccine mandate unlawful
Coronavirus 2021-12-03 10:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A full bench of the Fair Work Commission has struck down a BHP requirement that all workers at its Mt Arthur coal mine in NSW […]

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Judge denies ‘hostility’ towards COVID-19 vaccine mandate challengers
Coronavirus 2021-12-03 5:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Victorian workers challenging the government’s health directions requiring workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 have lost their second bid to disqualify the judge hearing the […]

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‘No prospects of success’: Judge tosses COVID-19 class action over Victoria’s botched hotel quarantine
Class Actions 2021-12-02 11:43 am By Bianca Hrovat

Two landmark class actions seeking damages from the Victorian government for economic losses suffered during last year’s second wave of COVID-19 have been thrown out, […]

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Cosmetics brand Mecca wins contract spat with Hourglass over COVID-19 closures
Coronavirus 2021-12-02 4:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

Australian beauty and skincare retailer Mecca has triumphed in a lawsuit brought against US makeup brand Hourglass, which tried to terminate an exclusive distribution agreement […]

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Virgin Australia tweaks COVID-19 vaccination policy to resolve union lawsuit
Coronavirus 2021-12-01 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Virgin Australia has walked back part of its COVID-19 vaccination policy after the union representing aircraft maintenance engineers received hundred of complaints about the requirement […]

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Acciona may have ‘difficulty’ persuading court in spat over $696M Kwinana project
Energy & Natural Resources 2021-11-30 2:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A judge has granted a 21-day stay of a lawsuit brought by Acciona, a Spanish infrastructure company seeking to use COVID-19 as a reason to […]

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Blinking in the sun: Junior counsel – rejoining the real world after lockdown
Courts 2021-11-29 9:53 pm By Editor

Junior counsel have been particularly affected by the lockdowns necessitated by the pandemic in Victoria in 2020 and 2021 as a result of court proceedings […]

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Tips from 10 prominent silks on nailing the first court appearance
Courts 2021-11-25 1:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

As the courts open up after 18 months of online hearings, junior barristers who were recently called to the bar may be apprehensive at the […]

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