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Federal Court sees surge in work disputes

Cameron Houston Employees are seeking higher payouts for alleged bullying, discrimination and unfair dismissal.

More disputes over environment decisions likely

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Noel Towell The federal government is braced for a flood of court cases challenging decisions made under its environmental laws.

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Conman Micheal Nugent bankrupted for second time

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Natalie O'Brien A former diesel fitter turned conman who was prosecuted for spruiking a fake magnetic engine has now been made bankrupt for the second time in his long and chequered career.

The trials and tribulations of the CFMEU

Ben Schneiders The CFMEU slogan 'If provoked, we will strike' works both ways, as the union discovered last week.

Kathy Jackson wants more than $300,000 from HSU

Kathy Jackson

Heath Aston Whistleblower Kathy Jackson is demanding more than $300,000 from the Health Services Union.

Locked in a war of words to define free speech

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Gay Alcorn Fredrick Toben always insisted he wasn't a Holocaust denier because you couldn't deny something that never happened.

The Zone transcript: Richard Bernstein

Michael Short: Richard Bernstein, welcome to The Zone and thank you for your time.

Green group takes legal action over Abbot Point dredging

Tom Arup The government is accused of endangering the Great Barrier Reef.

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Warrants to raid Seven over Schapelle Corby interview deemed invalid

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Paul Bibby Clerical error blamed as search warrants used by the Australian Federal Police summarily quashed.

A force to be reckoned with

John Silvester There is a union that even the right-wingers seem to love. It doesn't strike, only veers left at traffic lights, and the only green cause it embraces is drinking beer on St Patrick's Day.

ABC apologises to Andrew Bolt

Andrew Bolt outside court.

Benjamin Preiss The ABC has apologised to conservative News Corp Australia columnist Andrew Bolt over accusations he is racist that were aired on the Q&A program last week.

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The ABC apologises to commentator Andrew Bolt

Alexandra Back The ABC has apologised to Andrew Bolt after the conservative commentator said he was ‘‘devastated’’ by comments made by indigenous academic Marcia Langton on Q&A.

Seven West Media sues police for raids over link to Schapelle Corby

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Nick Ralston Seven West Media is suing the Australian Federal Police over raids officers carried out at its Sydney offices over a possible deal with Schapelle Corby.

Teacher awarded $105,000 damages in landmark Twitter defamation

Michaela Whitbourn A NSW teacher has made legal history after a former student was ordered to pay $105,000 for defaming her on Twitter and Facebook.

Cases against Andrew Farley, Mike Kelly and Marieke Hardy show that Twitter users can be held to account for their comments

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Michaela Whitbourn A teenager, a former Labor MP and a prominent columnist share an unlikely bond: they are among the first publishers in Australia to be sued over slurs on social media.

Bauer settles over Belinda Wallis sexual discrimination claim

Louise Hall, Hannah Low Women's magazine publisher Bauer Media has reached a confidential settlement with one of its most senior female editors over her claim of sexual discrimination.

Corby sister to take AFP to court

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Shapelle Corby's release from Kerobokan Prison.
Shapelles sister Mercedes fighting her way through the media pack after visiting Shapelle.

Nick Ralston Mercedes Corby has begun legal action against the Australian Federal Police. Lawyers for the sister of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby lodged documents with the NSW Federal Court on Wednesday.

Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies scholarship: Christine Ernst wins $65,000 coveted prize

Michaela Whitbourn She has worked for a High Court judge, rubbed shoulders with Kevin Rudd at the UN and published articles on human rights law.

David Hicks lodges US military court bid to overturn terrorism charge

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Natalie O'Brien Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has launched an appeal to overturn his conviction in the United States for the ''invented'' crime of providing material support for terrorism.

Australia, South Korea avoid further espionage embarrassment

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Philip Dorling Former Canberra public servant drops protracted legal challenge to ASIO allegations he passed sensitive information about trade negotiations to South Korean spies.