Law (Australia)

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Labor rejects Peter Dutton’s bid for taxpayers to fund politicians’ defamation cases
Dutton says public funding a ‘workplace entitlement’ amid continuing debate over identities of Christian Porter’s anonymous donors

Paul Karp

22, Oct, 2021 @5:58 AM

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How the environmental offsets scheme is failing the Australian wildlife it is meant to protect
A parliamentary inquiry is set to begin, triggered by a Guardian Australia investigation that exposed multiple, serious flaws

Lisa Cox

21, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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In the Sharma case, Australia’s federal court must not avert its eyes from the climate crisis | Kieran Pender
If the environment minister allows 100m tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, she will be inflicting future harm. It’s as simple as that

Kieran Pender

21, Oct, 2021 @3:51 AM

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7-Eleven took photos of some Australian customers’ faces without consent, privacy commissioner rules
Up to 3.2m facial images collected over a 10-month period from people who used in-store tablets to fill out feedback surveys

Josh Taylor

14, Oct, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Federal funding for Australian farmers could be open to environmental challenge, experts warn
Amid call for land-clearing law reparation, lawyers say global agreements may not always permit such assistance

Gabrielle Chan

14, Oct, 2021 @2:16 AM

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Australia seeks to overturn landmark ruling preventing deportation of Aboriginal people
The federal government wants to challenge the high court decision in Love and Thoms following the retirement of two supporting judges

Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Clive Palmer loses high court battle with WA over law blocking mine compensation bid
Justices unanimously uphold law rushed through to prevent mining magnate seeking up to $30bn over stalled iron ore mine in Pilbara

Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @2:32 AM

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Peter Ridd loses ‘all-or-nothing’ high court appeal over sacking from James Cook University
Ridd was sacked for breaches of the university’s code of conduct relating to public commentary about the Great Barrier Reef

Australian Associated Press and Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @1:31 AM

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Shooters party MPs back euthanasia bill as NSW parliament gears up for crucial vote
Support from three MPs could push voluntary assisted dying bill over the line after Dominic Perrottet signals Liberals will get a conscience vote

Michael McGowan

12, Oct, 2021 @12:46 AM

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‘Authoritarian-style’ law would allow Australia to use secret evidence to deport migrants
Proposed legislation would install a ‘regime of alarming secrecy’, legal organisations and rights groups have told parliament

Ben Doherty

10, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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PM backs plans to fast-track international reopening; Victoria records 1,890 cases, five deaths; NSW 477 cases, six deaths – as it happened
Follow updates live

Michael McGowan (now) and Justine Landis-Hanley (earlier)

10, Oct, 2021 @6:12 AM

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‘Lies and trauma’: donor-conceived adults are still haunted by their origins
Australia’s fertility industry has undergone seismic shifts in practice, but for those born before these changes, past mistakes feel firmly in the present

Gary Nunn

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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