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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

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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.

Flight Centre predicts 'golden era' despite slump in profits

In-depth knowledge: Flight Centre's global workforce expanded by 31 per cent to 17,000 in the past six years.

Esther Han That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel agents.

Refugees' mental anguish in Australia's 'Guantanamo'

Inmates at Melbourne immigration transit accommodation in Broadmeadows on Sunday. (Digitally altered image)

Daniel Flitton, Marc Moncrief Almost one in four refugees locked in indefinite detention on the basis of secret ASIO findings have attempted or threatened suicide, a new analysis has revealed.

Dangerous liaisons: How George Alex and his gang corrupted the building industry

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker George Alex's ambition to control building construction in Australia was enabled by the backing of ruthless criminals, big building companies willing to turn a blind eye to his phoenixing operations...

Disenfranchised: angry Pizza Hut stores launch class action over price war

Pizza Hut stores have launched a class action.

Tom Cowie Legal action between the head company of Pizza Hut and its own franchisees has escalated into a class action in the wake of a fierce price war with competitor Domino's.

Sexual harassment damages payouts soar

There were 222 sexual harassment complaints made in the past financial year.

Nick Toscano Sexual harassment victims are more likely to receive six-figure damages payouts due to recent rulings that have "raised the stakes" for companies on the wrong end of workplace complaints.

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ACCC accuses Bet365 of misleading advertising

The ACCC is cracking down on betting advertising.

Esther Han The ACCC has launched legal action against three Bet365 companies in the Federal Court, accusing them of misleading new customers with false advertising.

Who are you, Solly Lew?

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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.

Kathy Jackson admits paying ex-husband $50,000 from union slush fund

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Anna Patty Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson has admitted to using funds from a union slush fund to write her former husband a cheque for $50,000.

Coles, ACCC court case to run 10 weeks

The ACCC claims Coles took advantage of its superior bargaining position.

Lucille Keen Coles is set to defend allegations it pressured 200 suppliers into joining a contractual program in order for the supermarket to stock their products.

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.

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...

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.
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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

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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.

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.