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Why the High Court struck down school chaplaincy funding

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High Court school chaplaincy funding ruling forces Tony Abbott to rely on states

Jane Lee, Benjamin Preiss, Matthew Knott The Abbott government will have to grant $243.5 million to state and territory governments to continue its national schools chaplaincy program after a Queensland father successfully challenged its...

Thousands of injured workers to miss out on lump sum compensation after High Court upholds WorkCover appeal

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Anna Patty More than 16,000 people in NSW will not receive about $350 million in lump sum workers' compensation payments as a result of a High Court decision that makes state government changes to the WorkCover...

We'll keep getting married until it sticks: High Court strikes down ACT gay marriage law

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Dan Harrison The marriage of Canberra couple Narell Majic and Ash Watson was so fresh they had not even received their wedding rings, which were not ready in time for the ceremony on Tuesday.

Michael John Milne has conviction for money laundering quashed in High Court

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Louise Hall A Sydney businessman jailed for more than 9½ years for tax fraud under the high-profile Project Wickenby operation has had his conviction for money laundering quashed by the High Court.

Family hopes High Court ruling will set them free

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Natalie O'Brien SUMANTHI RAHAVAN is hopeful last week's High Court ruling on asylum seekers will mean an end to the indefinite detention that she, her husband and three young children were facing.

High Court gives Fortescue nod to challenge mining tax

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Phillip Coorey THE federal government faces a fresh threat to its plan to return the budget to surplus after the High Court agreed on Monday to hear a challenge to the mining tax by the minerals boss Andrew Forrest.

New High Court justice critical of legal complexity

Max Blenkin Australia's next High Court justice has in the past been scathing about the increasing complexity of Commonwealth legislation.

Single mum takes Centrelink battle to High Court

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Jane Lee Melbourne woman to appeal welfare-fraud charges, which could affect thousands charged under same law.

Police warn of High Court cash scam

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Police are appealing for victims of a widespread fraud that they say has caused Australians to hand over more than $2 million.

Sex injury compo case goes to the High Court

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Stephanie Gardiner It started with a dinner date and a tryst in a motel room in the country, made its way to the Federal Court and now a notorious compensation case about a woman injured while having sex on a work trip...

Refugee takes new freedom challenge to High Court

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Michael Gordon The federal government is facing another High Court challenge to the indefinite detention of more than 50 refugees deemed security risks by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

Casino did not exploit man who spent $1.5b, rules High Court

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Heath Aston Punters have no one to blame but themselves after the High Court found Crown Casino was not responsible for the losses of a gambling addict who churned through $1.

High Court throws out challenge to alcohol ban

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Dan Harrison The High Court has accepted an indigenous woman's argument that alcohol restrictions on a Queensland island targeted indigenous people, but has rejected her bid to have the restrictions removed.

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School chaplains challenge heads back to High Court

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Jane Lee The Queensland father who won a legal fight against the national school chaplaincy program has launched his second challenge against the federal government in the High Court over a law that allows it...

Here comes the High Court judge ... with a black belt

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Rick Feneley The nation's second law officer is a sawmiller's son from the Hunter. He talks to Rick Feneley about his rise in an 'extreme meritocracy' and about judicial power, Christianity, the blessings of...

'Humble barrister' set for High Court

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Dan Harrison and Geesche Jacobsen A sawmiller's son with a black belt in taekwondo appointed Australia's 49th High Court judge.

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High Court challenge to set custody precedent

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Cosima Marriner ESTRANGED parents could go ''shopping'' for the most favourable jurisdiction to resolve their custody disputes if a constitutional challenge to family law in the High Court is successful, experts...

Queensland sisters caught in High Court tussle

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Louis Andrews A High Court bid to allow four Italian school girls at the heart of an international custody row to remain in Australia has failed.

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High Court rejects appeal to stop four sisters leaving Australia

Louis Andrews The High Court has rejected a bid to stop the expatriation of four Sunshine Coast sisters back to Italy, but their fate remains uncertain.