Category: Law

Village Roadshow and Hollywood move to shut down piracy web site

Village Roadshow and Hollywood move to shut down piracy web site

In an Australian first, Village Roadshow and Hollywood studios have applied to the Federal Court to shut down piracy web site Solar Movie....

Hochtief admits to insider trading

Hochtief admits to insider trading

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has started legal action against German construction group holding company Hochtief...

Investors to sue Volkswagen

Investors to sue Volkswagen

A group of 66 leading institutional shareholders will be taking class action against Volkswagen after revelations that the German automaker...

CFMEU chiefs face blackmail charges

CFMEU chiefs face blackmail charges

The leaders of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union John Setka and Shaun Reardon could face enormous fines and jail terms...

ACTU offers peace talks over union transparency

ACTU offers peace talks over union transparency

ACTU secretary Dave Oliver has extended an olive branch to the Turnbull government, saying he is prepared to negotiate over union...

Brazil to sue BHP Billiton and Vale over burst dam

Brazil to sue BHP Billiton and Vale over burst dam

Brazil has announced it’s planning to sue Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco, and its two shareholders BHP Billiton and Vale for R$20...

Commonwealth Bank to refund $80 million

Commonwealth Bank to refund $80 million

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has to refund $80 million for failing to apply fee waivers, interest concessions and other benefits...

Turnbull pledges no slash and burn budget

Turnbull pledges no slash and burn budget

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there will be no deep cuts to the public service in next month’s budget update. Speaking at the...

ACCC fines Chemist Warehouse $34,200

ACCC fines Chemist Warehouse $34,200

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has slapped a $34.200 fine on the Epharmacy Group, owner of websites for Chemist...

Government delays final decision on anti-competition law

Government delays final decision on anti-competition law

The Treasurer Scott Morrison has put on hold a decision on anti-competition law, otherwise known as the “effects test”, which had...