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Climate change appeal attacks ‘drug dealers defence’ to coal mine extensions
Climate change 2023-10-26 10:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

An advocacy group has appealed a judgment that found it was “legally open” to federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to approve the extension of two […]

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High Court finds Victoria’s electric car tax invalid
High Court 2023-10-18 12:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has struck down a Victorian tax on electric cars, finding the state usurped powers held only by the federal government. The 7-1 […]

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Bondholders class action faced obstacles, but proving climate risk not one of them: judge
Class Actions 2023-10-13 11:53 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge who signed off on a settlement in a class action against the  government by sovereign bondholders over the disclosure of climate risks said […]

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Settlement in sovereign bond class action gets court’s nod
Class Actions 2023-10-11 11:31 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has approved the settlement of a class action brought on behalf of sovereign bondholders over the disclosure of climate change risks, despite a […]

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Government to acknowledge climate change risk in class action settlement
Climate change 2023-08-30 10:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The government has agreed to acknowledge that climate change is a systemic risk that could affect the value of its bonds in order to resolve […]

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Australian parents sue EnergyAustralia over ‘carbon neutral’ claims
Climate change 2023-08-09 2:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A group representing Australian parents has taken EnergyAustralia to court for allegedly misleading over 400,000 consumers by marketings a product involving a carbon offset scheme […]

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GCs need to make sure companies can back up green credentials, ACCC warns
Climate change 2023-08-08 11:02 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released guidelines to help businesses avoid greenwashing and greenhushing, calling on general counsel to avoid broad terms like […]

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Settlement reached in bond holders class action over climate disclosures
Class Actions 2023-08-07 1:12 pm By Sam Matthews

A class action brought on behalf of sovereign bond investors over the disclosure of climate change risks has settled with the government on terms that […]

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Court action launched over Tanya Plibersek’s ‘irrational’ coal mine approvals
Energy & Natural Resources 2023-06-06 12:29 pm By Gareth Baker

Climate justice groups have launched a challenge to federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek’s decision to expand two proposed mega coal mines in NSW, arguing her […]

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Greenwashing, ESG next target for class action firms, says Clayton Utz partner
Class Actions 2023-05-24 11:00 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Class action firms and funders will set their sights on claims related to environmental, social and governance investing, says Clayton Utz’s new litigation partner Matthew […]

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