The Imperial Hotel has been ordered tear down its rooftop Harry Potter installation and turn off the taps on its Buttah Beer after the multinational demanded the pub remove all wizard-themed decorations and references.
Superannuation funds failing to consider environmental, social and corporate governance risks when investing their members' retirement savings are in breach of their duties and therefore the law, says the head of Australia's biggest industry super fund.
Tasmania and the Northern Territory are the only jurisdictions where that means survivors of alleged sexual offences are also prevented from publicly identifying themselves, unless a court makes an order allowing them to do so.
Advocates are angry vulnerable Australians are still being "harmed" by payday loans and high-cost appliance contracts, years after the Federal Government promised to crack down on the practice.
The first known case of humans going to court over investment losses triggered by autonomous machines will test the limits of liability.
The High Court has found in favour of Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart, allowing a dispute with two of her children to be heard out of the public spotlight.
Kylie Hughes' heart sank when a letter arrived in the post from Ikea's lawyers. Her fledgling business Stylkea, which sells products enabling customers to transform their flat-pack furniture, was in trouble with Ikea over her attempt to trademark her business' name.
A judge has lashed out at one half of a Sydney vegan couple who had their three children taken away from them after police found their 20-month-old girl was severely malnourished and suffering from rickets face five years in jail.
The company proposing a controversial open cut coal mine for New South Wales' Manning Valley, refused by an environment court in February on the grounds of its contribution to climate change, will not appeal the decision.
The government's workplace insurer has been told to cough up $1,114 for a new recliner lounge chair for a former public servant who was injured in a car crash 27 years ago.
A Melbourne cafe has been ordered to pay an Instagram influencer more than $1,600 after a verbal contract between the parties “turned sour”.
Australian ugg boot-maker Eddie Oygur has suffered a $643,000 loss in his "David versus Goliath" legal fight with a major US footwear and apparel company.
Former Tasmanian school students are suing the Marist Fathers for hundreds of thousands of dollars over historical sexual abuse that occurred in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
A public housing tenant who discovered asbestos in her home says the Department of Housing is trying to get her to sign a document that would prevent her from taking legal action if she ever developed an asbestos-related illness.
Some gambling companies are using a legal loophole to induce punters to gamble online while regulators are cracking down on others. NSW passed laws in July 2018 banning the promotion or inducement to gamble, although an exemption allows such advertising on racing websites.
Foodora owes nearly $8 million in unpaid wages and superannuation, but its former workers will only get back a small fraction of that in their wallets.
A husband and wife who say they worked 60-hour weeks as cleaners at a council in Melbourne's north have lodged a claim for nearly $500,000 in unpaid wages from their former employer.
Mistake of fact defence: The legal loophole stopping Queensland rape complainants from getting justice
That a woman may "freeze" rather than fight back against a sexual assault is a common and well-documented reaction. This response — and the fact that not fighting back does not mean someone is consenting — is also recognised in Australian rape laws, which have been reformed and refined over the years to better reflect social attitudes towards consent. But in Queensland, a century-old legal loophole is allowing defendants in sexual assault cases to escape accountability by doing exactly that.