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New Zealand should regulate class actions, allow CFOs: report
Policy and Regulation 2022-06-28 12:35 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The New Zealand law commission has called on the government to implement a class action regime that would allow funders to seek the equivalent of […]

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Lawyers urge AG to retain flexibility of COVID-era online hearings
Courts 2022-06-17 9:34 pm By Sam Matthews

The head of NSW’s peak legal body has called on the state’s Attorney General to retain a number of COVID-19 measures to improve access to […]

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Albanese government welcomes class action funder’s defeat of MIS regulation
Class Actions 2022-06-17 10:48 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government said Friday it would consider the implications of an appeals court’s finding that the managed investment scheme structure was unsuited to class […]

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RIP MIS: Funders, lawyers hail end of ‘ill-fitting’ regime for class actions
Class Actions 2022-06-16 11:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ruling by the Full Federal Court that funded class actions are not managed investment schemes marks the end of an ill-considered regime enacted by […]

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New AG gets warm welcome from legal bodies with hopes of reform
Policy and Regulation 2022-06-01 4:37 pm By Sam Matthews

New federal Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC has been welcomed by the nation’s leading legal bodies on the first day of his second term as the […]

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‘Welfare dependency’ relevant in age pension class action, court told
Class Actions 2022-05-30 1:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fighting a class action that claims the age pension discriminates against Indigenous Australians because of differences in life expectancy, the Commonwealth says the rate of […]

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MIS regime ‘just cannot work’ for class action funding arrangements, court told
Class Actions 2022-05-25 10:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

A litigation funder challenging a decision underpinning recently enacted rules that require class actions to be registered as managed investment schemes told an appeals court […]

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NSW transport authority ex-manager gave mates $12M in contracts, ICAC finds
Public Corruption 2022-05-23 9:50 pm By Sam Matthews

A former manager at the NSW Roads and Maritime Services awarded over $12.2 million in government contracts to two companies owned by his friends, the […]

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Class action reforms to expect from new Labor government
Policy and Regulation 2022-05-22 11:28 pm By Christine Caulfield

With the Australian Labor Party to form government after Saturday’s election defeat for the Coalition, class action lawyers are looking forward to reforms that expand […]

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AEC fixes phone voting anomaly for COVID-positive voters after court threat
Policy and Regulation 2022-05-20 9:17 am By Christine Caulfield

Availability of phone voting for the federal election has been extended for people isolating with COVID-19, following threatened legal action by high profile teal independent […]

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