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Apprehended Bias and the Fast Track Review of Visa Refusals

A unanimous (five Justice) High Court approval of the apprehended bias test in Ebner v Official Trustee in Bankruptcy. Three Justice majority conclusions about the application of the Ebner test, and the requirement of materiality in a jurisdictional error before a decision will be invalidated.

Defteros v Google LLC [2020] VSC 219

Mr George Defteros is a solicitor specialising in criminal law. He acted for a number of defendants to criminal charges arising out of Melbourne’s Gangland wars of the 80s and 90s.

He sued Google LLC for defamation arising out the results of searches made available by Google’s search engine.

The Virgin administrations: adjustments to process in times of COVID-19

Administrations of companies in group – COVID-19 – meetings of creditors and of committee of inspection conducted by telephone or audio-visual conference only – amendment to procedure for selecting committee of inspection – extension of relevant time periods for responding to requests from creditors and to give notice to lessors of property possessed by the company

Full Court’s decision in ACCC v Pacific National

The Full Court of the Federal Court’s recent decision on Pacific National’s proposed acquisition of the Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge rail terminal sheds light on the interpretation and application of s 50 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), and the use of undertakings in merger litigation.