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Bald Hill wind farm builder threatened by union, say court papers

Nick Toscano Construction union bosses allegedly warned a builder that "we will f--- you over" and that it was "going to get ugly" if the company did not sign a pay deal, according to court documents.

Federal court case opens on Muckaty Station nuclear waste dump

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Jane Lee The Northern Land Council did not obtain traditional Aboriginal owners' consent or consult with them before nominating sacred land in the Northern Territory for a nuclear waste dump, a court has...

Federal Court sees surge in work disputes

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

ACCC sues discount coupon website Spreets for misleading and deceptive conduct

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Esther Han The consumer watchdog is suing group-buying website Spreets for misleading and deceiving customers over discount deals, voucher rules, and consumer rights.

Senate inquiry to investigate explosive federal police bribery claims over wheat board oil-for-food scandal

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Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie A Senate inquiry will examine a veteran federal police officer's explosive claim that he was offered a promotion in return for shutting down the AFP investigation into the Australian Wheat Board...

Shoppers hunger for 'local' foods at supermarkets

Jessica Xu and Bruce Francis at Everleigh Farmers Market at Carriageworks in Everleigh, Sydney.
28th June 2014
Photo: Janie Barrett

Esther Han Shoppers have never been more enthused about eating local foods, flocking to farmers' markets, tending community gardens, and engaging in food swaps.

Coles found guilty of passing off bread made overseas as 'freshly baked'

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Esther Han Coles has been found guilty by the Federal Court of misleading shoppers with claims its breads and other bakery goods were "freshly baked" when that was not the case.

Unilever, Revlon trade sprays in deodorant fight

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Esther Han Unilever and Revlon are sweating it out in the Federal Court over the efficacy claims of the newest clinical antiperspirant product to go on sale.

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.

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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HSU demands Kathy Jackson repay $250,000

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Mathew Dunckley The Health Services Union has launched a legal action against its own national secretary Kathy Jackson demanding she repay almost $250,000 paid into a slush fund.

Barrister calls for full inquiry into ATO's 'Keystone cops'

Ben Butler A decision to drop tax and money laundering charges against three high-profile Sydney businessmen is ''another humiliating defeat for the Project Wickenby Keystone Cops'', according to a lawyer close...

Holocaust denier Frederick Toben backs George Brandis' plans for discrimination law

Congratulating the government on its amendments: Frederick Toben.

Heath Aston, political correspondent Holocaust denier Frederick Toben has strongly backed the Abbott government's plans to water down race hate laws, describing them as a welcome challenge to "Jewish supremacism" in Australia.

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Hockey sues Fairfax for defamation over Treasurer for Sale articles

Louise Hall The Tresurer, Joe Hockey, is suing Fairfax Media for defamation over a series of articles about a fundraising forum which offered access to the treasurer in exchange for donations of thousands of...

Duff Beer 'dangerous', says AMA

Primrose Riordan The head of the Australian Medical Association has labelled plans by Woolworths to stock new alcoholic product Duff Beer in its BWS and Dan Murphy's stores as ''dangerous'' and ''increasing the...

Class action seeks much better deal

Clay Lucas Lawyers acting for thousands of underpaid intellectually disabled workers will lodge a court application on Monday seeking to block the federal government's scheme to tackle the underpayments.

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.

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.