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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, but one of the cases will be given a second chance to proceed.

Threat of class action reform prompts rush to court
Class Actions 2021-12-01 5:47 pm By Christine Caulfield

Fearing passage of a contentious bill in parliament that threatens to curb open class actions, plaintiffs law firms and funders have raced to court with […]

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Banksia-inspired conflict of interest regulations quietly take effect
Legal Ethics 2021-12-01 3:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

Spurred by the Banksia class action scandal, the federal government has implemented new regulations requiring litigation funders to manage conflicts of interest that arise when […]

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Judge orders Employsure to pay $1M after ‘gagging’ at ACCC’s proposed sum
Employment 2021-11-30 5:43 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Specialist workplace relations consultancy Employsure has been ordered to pay a $1 million penalty over a series of misleading Google advertisements, a figure significantly lower […]

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Controversial class action bill passes House by slim margin
Class Actions 2021-11-24 10:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The federal government’s latest class action reform bill that would effectively cap legal fees and funding commissions has narrowly passed the House of Representatives. The […]

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ASIC imposes new conditions on ASX following multi-billion dollar outage
Securities 2021-11-24 5:41 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has imposed additional license conditions on the Australian Securities Exchange after operational issues created a “very serious” outage last […]

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‘Orwellian gaslighting’: Class action reform bill takes heat in parliament
Class Actions 2021-11-22 10:00 pm By Miklos Bolza

A committee report recommending passage of the Morrison government’s controversial class action reform bill was tabled in federal parliament Monday, with the committee’s chair touting […]

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Victorian Bar says pandemic law amendments don’t go far enough
Coronavirus 2021-11-16 4:06 pm By Christine Caulfield

Changes negotiated to the Andrews government’s controversial pandemic bill fall short of protecting the rule of law, Victorian Bar head Róisín Annesley QC said Tuesday. […]

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Government grilled on constitutionality of class action reform bill
Policy and Regulation 2021-11-12 8:59 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Attorney General’s Department has been hammered with questions over an opinion by the former Solicitor-General that casts doubt on the constitutionality of the controversial […]

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