Landmark Case Against Galilee Coal Project

On Friday (19 June 2020) the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) launched a landmark legal case against Clive Palmer’s Galilee Coal Project. Bimblebox ...Nothing found

Fatbergs Feud Flushed in Full Federal Appeal Fail

Appeal on Kleenex flushable wipes claim dismissed. The Full Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the ACCC and found that Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty ...Nothing found

NBN Co Misled on Need to Move

NBN Co misled Canberra consumers about needing to move to the NBN . NBN Co has admitted in a court-enforceable undertaking to the ACCC ...Nothing found

Lawyers Weekly Local Choice

National recognition for young Port of Newcastle leader. One of the region’s young leaders has been recognised in the preeminent Lawyers Weekly magazine’s 30 ...Nothing found

Aged Care Provider Fined $6m

Court orders $6m in penalties against Bupa and compensation for consumers. The Federal Court has ordered that Bupa Aged Care Australia Pty ...Nothing found

Magnitsky Act Inquiry to Hear from Global Experts

Mr Geoffrey Robertson OAM, Queens Counsel and Ms Amal Clooney are among experts to address an inquiry on whether to impose sanctions upon ...Nothing found

Law Council: CovidSafe Better, but…

The public release of the government’s exposure draft Bill underpinning the COVIDSafe app proposes to replace the Determination made under the Biosecurity Act ...Nothing found

Debt Bounty Hunter Fined

The Federal Court has ordered that Panthera Finance Pty Ltd pay $500,000 in penalties for unduly harassing three consumers over debts they did not owe ...Nothing found

$11 Billion Down the Drain

Ninth wastewater report reveals Australians spend over $11.3 billion a year on drugs. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) today released the ninth report ...Nothing found

Mobile Phone Use While Driving – Penalties Now Apply

Drivers caught on camera using a mobile phone will be issued fines and demerit points from 1st March 2020. The NSW Government’s ...Nothing found

Humiliating Strip Searches to Continue

NSW Government Response to Ice Inquiry ‘Disappointing.’ The NSW Government has missed an opportunity to reform the state’s response to drugs based ...Nothing found

BP Downfall Worker Reinstated

Worker sacked over Downfall joke reinstated by Full Bench of Fair Work. The Fair Work Commission has re-instated a Western Australian BP ...Nothing found

Newsprint Merger Go-ahead

The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Direct Paper by Spicers Limited. The commission ruled that finding that alternative suppliers ...Nothing found

Landmark High Court ruling confirms Aboriginal Australians are not “aliens” under the Constitution.

Aboriginal Australians are not “aliens” under the Constitution and can no longer be deported from Australia, following a landmark decision handed down in the High ...Nothing found

Yang Ming Ship Detained

Yang Ming ship arrested for pollution debt. Yang Ming container vessel Unanimity- sister to Efficiency and Eternity. Image ~ Buonasera The ...Nothing found

Concerns about Growing NSW Prison Population

The Law Society of NSW has repeatedly raised concerns on behalf of the state’s solicitors in relation to the swelling numbers in the state's prisons, ...Nothing found

Consumer Data Rights Legislation

Consumers will be able to direct major banks to share their credit and debit card, deposit account and transaction account data with accredited service providers ...Nothing found

Cameras Detect Drivers Using Phones

Mobile phone detection cameras are operational. Drivers caught using a mobile phone will face penalties. The penalty for offending drivers is ...Nothing found

Cheery Reading for Chrissy

NSW cemetery costs and prices under review: interim report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on the costs of ...Nothing found

Dairy Farmers, Coles, and ACCC

Coles to pay Norco dairy farmers around $5.25 million following ACCC investigation. Coles Group Limited (Coles) will pay Norco Co-operative Limited (Norco) around ...Nothing found

Telco Misleads on NBN Disconnect

Optus to pay $6.4 million for misleading NBN disconnection claims. Optus Internet Pty Limited and Optus Mobile Pty Limited (Optus) have been ordered ...Nothing found

Free Legal for Aged Vulnerable

Free legal clinic supports community’s vulnerable older people.  Some of the most vulnerable people in our society – older people – can ...Nothing found

‘Extraordinary’ Increase in NSW Police Strip Searches

Research shows an almost twentyfold increase in invasive strip searches in the last decade, with calls for amendments to NSW strip-search laws ...Nothing found

Farm Trespass and the Law

Get the balance right on farm trespass laws, says Law Council. Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory ...Nothing found

NSW Bar Assn on Family Law Reform

The Federal Government has a unique opportunity to consider long term and effective structural reform in our family law system necessary to deliver timely and ...Nothing found

Smorgasbord of Future Law

Law 2050 ~ Robots in suits or a better versionof 2019? Coding, automation, the reality of AI and the “Uberisation” of the legal ...Nothing found

There is a Presumption of Innocence

Law Council questions the appropriateness of comments by the Deputy Chair of ASIC. The statements attributed in Wednesday’s Australian Financial Review to the Deputy ...Nothing found

LegalVision’s Dhanu Eliezer wins 2019 NSW Golden Gavel

Dhanu Eliezer, a lawyer at the innovative law firm, LegalVision has won the coveted NSW Golden Gavel Competition ...Nothing found

‘Laughing out Loud’ with a room full of lawyers

Julian Morrow may have shot to fame producing the TV series “The Chaser’s War on Everything” in the 2000s, but like many of ...Nothing found

New Traffic Laws: More Overkill Than Deterrence

New drink driving laws will only decrease deterrence. The Law Society of NSW has voiced its concerns about new laws for drink-driving ...Nothing found

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