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Monday, 28 July 2014
News - Financial Review
Oracle case shows courts catching up to community standards on sexual harassment This year, the Australian sex discrimination legislation celebrates its 30th birthday. Every five years, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner, appointed under that legislation, undertakes a national survey about the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
News - The Age
Christmas Island asylum seekers attempt poisoning Harrowing eyewitness accounts from the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and a team of medical experts say there is a mental health crisis on Christmas Island, confirming multiple suicide attempts and self-harm incidents.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
News - Law Institute Journal
Wrongful birth claims Is the damages path any clearer? The decision in Waller v James was much anticipated by practitioners looking for judicial guidance as to the calculation of damages in wrongful birth actions. While the scope of damages was addressed, the plaintiffs failed in the claim, so these comments remain obiter and we continue to await binding authority.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
News - ABC
Black Saturday bushfire survivors secure $500 million in Australia's largest class action payout Survivors of Victoria's devastating 2009 Black Saturday bushfires have secured a $500 million payout, in what lawyers have called the biggest class action settlement in Australian legal history.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
News - The Age
Black Saturday victims win $500m settlement Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire will receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year.
Thursday, 10 July 2014
News - The Age
Asylum seeker mothers on Christmas Island attempt suicide in bid to help children A dozen mothers have reportedly tried to kill themselves on Christmas Island after deciding their children would have more chance of making it to Australia without them.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
News - ABC
Prime Minister criticised for 'moral blackmail comment about asylum seekers' suicide attempt TANYA NOLAN: Human rights advocates have claimed a victory in the High Court's decision to hear a challenge to the Federal Government's treatment of 153 asylum seekers being held at sea.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
News - The Australian
Queensland floods class action to begin in NSW Supreme Court INTERNATIONAL experts are now highly confident that the flooding from Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam caused a disaster almost completely avoidable if the operators had not been negligent, prompting the filing in the NSW Supreme Court today of Australia’s largest and potentially most costly class action.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
News - The Guardian
Queensland flood victims of 2011 begin Australia's largest class action Lawyers will argue that Wivenhoe and Somerset dams failed to release enough water in the lead-up to January flood peak.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
News - Courier Mail
Brisbane floods class action begins in NSW Supreme Court BRISBANE’S devastating 2011 flood would have been no more than a minor event had four dam engineers done their jobs competently, lawyers for the victims will argue in a class action.