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Company co-owned by MP Angus Taylor launches court action against land clearing ruling
Environment 2022-01-14 3:39 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Jam Land, the company co-owned by energy minister Angus Taylor, is contesting an order made by the federal Environment Department to restore 28.5 hectares of […]

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Airbnb host loses bid for Jobkeeper payments
Tax 2022-01-13 1:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An Airbnb host’s claim for JobKeeper payments has been shot down, with a tribunal saying the accommodation of paying guests at one’s own home did […]

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Minimum returns to group members a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, funder tells Senate
Class Actions 2021-12-22 11:59 am By Miklos Bolza

A litigation funder has told a Senate committee that class action reforms that purport to protect group members by guaranteeing them at least 70 per […]

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Appeals dismissed in ‘inconceivable’ challenge to NSW COVID-19 jab mandate
Coronavirus 2021-12-08 5:58 pm By Bianca Hrovat

An appeals court has found it “inconceivable” that legislation aimed at protecting public health would not have afforded the New South Wales health minister the […]

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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, […]

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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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