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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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Independent Monique Ryan to bring court action for COVID-positive voters
Policy and Regulation 2022-05-19 10:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Popular independent candidate Dr Monique Ryan — who is contesting Josh Frydenberg’s seat of Kooyong — is lodging legal action for tens of thousands of COVID sufferers who won’t be able to vote in the federal election.

Andrews government tries again to strike out hotel quarantine class action
Class Actions 2022-05-18 9:30 pm By Sam Matthews

The state of Victoria has asked a court to strike out a class action alleging lapses in its hotel quarantine program caused businesses to suffer […]

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ACCC asked to investigate Qantas flight redemption scheme
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-04-12 10:43 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has been asked to investigate Qantas’ “unworkable” flight credit redemption scheme, which consumer group Choice says places unreasonable hurdles […]

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Law firm’s bill for distributing Robodebt class action settlement cut by $1M
Class Actions 2022-03-24 1:01 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has ordered that $1.27 million be set aside to cover the costs of the law firm administering the settlement in the class action […]

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Court appoints contradictor in class action funder’s challenge to MIS rules
Class Actions 2022-03-22 3:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has appointed a contradictor to “take up the cudgels” against funder Litigation Capital Management, which has challenged a judgment refusing to […]

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Shadow AG watched ‘in horror’ as class action reforms advanced
Policy and Regulation 2022-03-18 11:31 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus said he watched “in horror” as a bill mandating that funded class actions be registered as managed investment schemes passed through […]

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Government replaces banks as top class action target
Class Actions 2022-03-17 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The government sector has overtaken banking and finance as the most frequent target of class actions, according to a new report. As the Morrison government […]

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Law firm wants bigger slice of $112M Robodebt settlement to cover costs
Class Actions 2022-03-10 10:45 pm By Christine Caulfield

The law firm administering the $112 million Robodebt class action settlement has asked a court to sign off on a $2.2 million bill to cover […]

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Government showed ‘reckless indifference’ to wildlife by approving mine waste dump, suit says
Environment 2022-03-08 10:59 am By Sam Matthews

A Tasmanian environmental group is taking the state and federal governments to court over a mining company’s plan to dump toxic waste into Tarkine rainforest […]

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