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Queensland court finds COVID-19 vaccine directive unlawful
COVID-19 2024-02-28 5:28 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Supreme Court of Queensland has found that 2021 directions for police officers to receive the COVID-19 vaccination was ‘unlawful’ and a similar mandate for […]

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What led to judge’s resignation was ‘regrettable and extraordinary’, judicial body says
Legal Ethics 2024-02-27 11:40 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Supreme Court of Victoria Justice Lex Lasry served with the “highest standards of integrity”, and the circumstances that led to his resignation from the bench were “regrettable and extraordinary”, the president of Australia’s association of judges has said as reports emerge that the DPP has made a complaint about a second judge.

Justice Lasry’s resignation a ‘sad cautionary tale’ of dangers of judicial complaint process, experts say
Legal Ethics 2024-02-22 11:58 pm By Christine Caulfield

The DPP’s complaint to Victoria’s judicial watchdog that prompted the shock resignation of Supreme Court Justice Lex Lasry was an abuse of process, experts say, […]

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Clive Palmer takes fight over criminal cases to the High Court
Appeals 2024-02-21 10:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Mining magnate Clive Palmer has asked the High Court to hear his challenge to a court’s finding that lawsuits he brought challenging two criminal cases […]

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REST Super hit with class action over insurance premiums
Class Actions 2024-02-16 1:47 pm By Sam Matthews

REST Super faces a class action alleging the supererannuation trustee deducted premiums for income protection insurance that provided no benefit to members. In a first […]

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‘And so it ends’: Prominent judge quits in open court after DPP complaint
Courts 2024-02-14 11:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A high-profile criminal judge in Victoria has stunned a courtroom with his announcement from the bench that he would resign after learning of a DPP […]

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High Court grants special leave in Ford class action over PowerShift transmissions
High Court 2024-02-14 1:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has granted special to leave to a class action against Ford over allegedly PowerShift transmissions, agreeing to hear the case alongside two […]

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Arbitration clause sending shipping dispute to UK not void, High Court finds
Arbitration 2024-02-14 11:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Adani subsidiary Carmichael Rail has lost its High Court challenge seeking to have a dispute over damaged steel rails heard in Australian Federal Court rather […]

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Judge says settlement offers should operate as bulwark against costs in class actions
Class Actions 2024-02-09 10:10 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has held that there could be favourable costs consequences for Carnival if its rejected $15 million settlement offer in the Ruby Princess class […]

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High Court takes up judicial immunity question in case against Family Court judge
High Court 2024-02-08 4:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The High Court has agreed to step in to hear an appeal of a ruling that put a Federal Circuit and Family Court judge on […]

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