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Bill caps class action returns to funders, lawyers at 30%
Class Actions 2021-09-30 12:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has released draft legislation claimed to “promote a fair and reasonable distribution of class action proceeds” that includes a proposed 30 per […]

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Legal challenges to COVID-19 vaccinations enter ‘third wave’, court hears
Coronavirus 2021-09-17 3:32 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Legal challenges to the New South Wales Health Minister’s orders mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for certain workers have already entered a third wave and cannot all […]

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Judge finds NSW environmental regulator has ‘duty’ to address climate change
Climate change 2021-08-26 10:15 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The NSW Environment Protection Authority must develop policies to protect the environment from the threat of climate change, a judge has found in a significant […]

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Class action lawyers await guidance from courts on impact of continuous disclosure reforms
Feature 2021-08-25 5:57 pm By Miklos Bolza

Reforms by the Morrison government passed earlier this month weakening continuous disclosure obligations will spur corporate defendants to engage in “expensive interlocutory warfare” to shut […]

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Bar Association defends judges’ impartiality in face of ‘misleading’ bias analysis
Business of Law 2021-08-23 4:05 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Bar Association has criticised “flawed” methodology used to analyse the competency of judges, weighing in on controversy over the Australian Law Reform Commission’s […]

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ACCC chief warns Google, Apple of more regulation to come
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-08-19 3:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating whether new legislation is needed to address the impact of dominant digital platforms such as Google and […]

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Senate passes controversial changes to continuous disclosure laws
Policy and Regulation 2021-08-10 6:49 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Controversial legislation advanced by the Morrison government that will weaken the country’s continuous disclosure laws and make it harder to bring shareholder class actions has […]

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Treasury has no time to list ‘opportunistic’ class actions driving reform bill, committee told
Policy and Regulation 2021-06-10 10:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Combatting “opportunistic” class actions is one of the main drivers behind proposed legislation to reform Australia’s continuous disclosure laws, but the federal treasury department has […]

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Attorney-General to pursue class action reform panned by experts
Policy and Regulation 2021-05-27 10:23 pm By Christine Caulfield

Reported plans by the Morrison government to continue its class action reform efforts by legislating a minimum gross return to group members was roundly knocked […]

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Judges among targets of Morrison government’s sexual harassment law overhaul
Employment 2021-04-08 2:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Judges and members of Parliament will be liable for sexual harassment in the workplace under an overhaul of sex discrimination laws, the Morrison government said […]

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