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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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ASIC to target company directors over cyber risk, climate change disclosures 
ASIC 2022-03-03 9:32 pm By Sam Matthews

Directors have been warned by the corporate regulator to take an active role in the management of cyber risks or face enforcement action. Outlining the […]

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Top judge warns against making a villain of class actions
Class Actions 2022-02-09 10:32 pm By Christine Caulfield

As parliament weighs the latest Morrison government crackdown on class actions, the Federal Court’s chief judge has warned of “an ever present danger” of maligning […]

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Fairfax slams Ben Roberts-Smith barrister’s cross-examination technique
Defamation 2022-02-07 9:27 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Fairfax has accused senior counsel representing Ben Roberts-Smith of using cross-examination to try to identify the source of allegedly defamatory articles that accused the former […]

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Class action over COVID-19 jab mandate faces de-classing
Coronavirus 2022-01-25 3:22 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has suggested that a class action against the New South Wales government over a mandate requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 […]

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‘Anti-troll’ bill won’t protect social media users, legal body warns
Defamation 2022-01-24 5:59 pm By Bianca Hrovat

A new draft bill aimed at deterring social media trolls is unlikely to be as effective as incoming state-driven alternatives, the Law Council of Australia […]

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Ad blitz the new offensive in battle against class action reforms
Class Actions 2022-01-24 12:09 am By Christine Caulfield

A group of litigation funders will launch a major advertising campaign starting Monday against proposed legislation that puts a ceiling on the legal fees and […]

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Insurers win $3.2M lawsuit over COVID-related cancellation of Big Red Bash festival
Coronavirus 2022-01-19 9:29 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Insurers have triumphed in a lawsuit over coverage for the $3.2 million cancellation of the Big Red Bash outback music festival during the first wave […]

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