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University begins appeal over 'intellectual freedoms' sacking

James Cook University has told a full Federal Court that academics must abide by its code of conduct when exercising intellectual freedoms, as it challenges a finding it unlawfully sacked a professor for criticising prominent climate research.

Demotion for affair showed HR director's "leniency": Tribunal

A senior police executive who tried to reset his "moral compass" during an affair involving almost 24,000 emails has failed to have his demotion reduced, a tribunal appeals board suggesting such efforts had already helped spare him dismissal.

Rare injunction puts lid back on confidential material

In a rare on-the-papers determination of an injunction application, Victoria's Supreme Court has stopped a biotech company's logistics officer from disclosing confidential information about its products and commercial arrangements.

Contempt fine for worker who breached "dense" undertakings

A Supreme Court judge has penalised but stopped short of jailing a salesperson for contempt, finding it likely he struggled to understand the "dense" undertakings he gave that he would not compete against his former employer for business.

University seeks damages from "whistleblower" academic

Murdoch University is seeking compensation for a dip in international student enrolments and damage to its reputation in a cross-claim against an academic who is accusing it of retaliatory adverse action over alleged public interest disclosures to the media.




Court orders former manager to cough-up electronic files

The Supreme Court has ordered a school uniform importer and manufacturer's former business development manager suspected of taking confidential information with her when she left to start her own business to hand over digital files for inspection.

Harrison unveils surprise weapon in salacious Seven West case

Gagged former Seven West Media executive assistant Amber Harrison today raised the stakes significantly in the wake of her affair with CEO Tim Worner when high-profile barrister Julian Burnside QC appeared on her behalf to argue that a cross claim alleging the network failed to provide her with a safe working environment should be heard in the Federal Court.