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Torres Strait Islanders lay out duty of care claims in climate class action
Climate change 2022-03-21 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

The lead applicants in a class action by Torres Strait Islanders have detailed their argument for why the federal government has a duty of care […]

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Australia second to US for climate-related litigation, report finds
Environment 2022-03-18 7:11 pm By Sam Matthews

Australia ranks second in the world for climate-related lawsuits, and the threat of climate litigation looms larger than ever for Australian companies across all sectors, […]

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Climate change appeal decision: End of the road for novel duty of care?
Expert Insights 2022-03-18 2:11 pm By Editor

The Full Federal Court was emphatic in its decision that the environment minister does not owe a duty of care to Australian children to shield […]

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Court tosses challenges to Woodside expansion of Scarborough LNG project
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-03-02 11:21 am By Miklos Bolza

The WA Supreme Court has thrown out challenges to Woodside Energy’s proposals to expand its Scarborough LNG project, finding there were no errors in the […]

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Government rejects duty of care owed in latest climate change class action
Climate change 2022-02-28 4:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has rejected class action claims that it owes a duty of care to Torres Strait Islanders to protect them against the negative […]

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Gilbert + Tobin nabs climate change ace from Baker McKenzie
Climate change 2022-02-03 10:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A leading climate change lawyer at Baker McKenzie has made the jump to Gilbert + Tobin, less than a year after the US firm’s renewable […]

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No obligation to disclose climate change risks, gov’t says in sovereign bonds class action
Climate change 2021-12-21 4:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Morrison government has denied that it has any obligation to disclose climate change risks to investors of its sovereign bonds as it defends a […]

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Woodside hit with second lawsuit over $16.5B WA natural gas project
Environment 2021-12-01 2:14 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Woodside Energy has been sued over its $16.5 billion Scarborough gas field development, with an environmental group alleging the project’s approval was invalid because the […]

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Govt wants clarity on climate change class action by Torres Strait Islanders
Climate change 2021-11-23 3:37 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge overseeing a climate change class action against the government will be invited to visit the Torres Strait to see the alleged erosion of […]

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Court orders CBA to hand over oil and gas project books in climate change case
Climate change 2021-11-11 5:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia will have to hand over a preliminary tranche of documents relating to seven large-scale oil and gas projects it is […]

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