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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 […]

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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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ACCC flags supply chain competition in COVID-19 era as new priority
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-03-03 4:15 pm By Sam Matthews

The ACCC will target businesses seeking to use COVID-related disruptions to global and domestic supply chains as “a veil for illegal conduct” the watchdog’s outgoing […]

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