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Kathy Jackson rebuked by Federal Court judge

Ben Schneiders Controversial unionist Kathy Jackson, who is being sued for $700,000 by her union, has been rebuked by a Federal Court judge for failing to respect court processes.

Federal court case opens on Muckaty Station nuclear waste dump

Diane Stokes

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.

Who are you, Solly Lew?

Solomon Lew

John Elder The problem with being bullied at school, there's nowhere to sit quietly. You tend to move from one taunting corner to another.

Government in fight over refugee injury claims

Asylum seekers in immigration detention.

Chris Vedelago The Abbott government is potentially facing tens of millions of dollars in compensation payouts to injured asylum seekers, sparking a bitter feud between the Commonwealth and private detention camp...

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

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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.

Interpol catches up with Lisa Marie Smith, but other Australians still on the run

BAN01:DRUGS:BANGKOK,THAILAND,26JUN96 - Lisa Marie Smith (L), 20, who carries Australian and British passports, leaves the Bangkok's criminal court after the court postponed her trial on June 26.  Smith who was arrested in Thailand last February for attempted to smuggling four kgs of cannabis and 585 amphetamine tablets, was released on bail on June 14 for 1.5 million baht ($US 60,000).           aw/Photo by STR          REUTERS

Eamonn Duff It is the global rogues’ gallery from which there is seemingly no escape. For more than 90 years, the international law enforcement agency Interpol has linked police forces around the world...

Anti-gay and anti-Islam activists team up

Bernard Gaynor is contesting his dismissal by the army.

Noel Towell One of Australia's highest-profile anti-gay activists has recruited one of the nation's busiest anti-Islam campaigners to help him get his job back as an Army Reserve officer.

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.

ACCC sues discount coupon website Spreets for misleading and deceptive conduct

Spreets

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

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

Coles generic.

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.

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...

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.

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.