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Royal commissions provide a clue on how to fix class actions

Class actions consume much of the bandwidth of the court system. Is it time for a different approach?

Attorney-General Christian Porter. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Revealed: how class action warrior Christian Porter fudges the facts to create a legal crisis

In a three-part series, Inq reveals the powerful friends of government pushing for class action reform.

Former Labor leader Bill Shorten speaks at a press conference at Maurice Blackburn law firm (Image: AAP/James Ross)

How class actions went from David v Goliath to big business

The fight over class actions is being fought by two sides who are each as compromised by their commercial interests as the other.

In defence of class actions: an Australian innovation bringing justice to the world

For years, class action litigators have done what regulatory bodies like ASIC can't: get major businesses to play fair.

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The Pell legacy II: lessons for journalists, prosecutors and those trying to tell the story

Stories of abuse within the Catholic Church contain missing pieces — and unanswered questions.

Cardinal George Pell (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

The Pell legacy: lessons for cops, courts and all those who serve God and justice

Where does it leave the justice system if the highest court in the land says a jury isn't capable of working out what it should believe?

Pell did nothing — in every application of the word

What more can be said about the way George Pell responded to revelations of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests? The newly unredacted royal commission report says it all.

Pell knew but didn't act on child sexual abuse allegations, unredacted reports reveal

An unredacted report from the royal commission has been released, with fresh details about how much George Pell knew about child abuse allegations.

Pell's trial still casts a long shadow over the freedom to report the truth

Cardinal George Pell's convictions have been quashed, but 18 journalists and editors are still facing criminal charges related to his trials.

George Defteros in 2005 (Image: AAP/Joe Mann)

From gangland to Google: tech platform banged up by landmark defamation case

A Victorian judge has handed down a decision that extends the reach of defamation law way further into the search engine’s bowels than had previously been thought possible.