‘Charity muggers’ win first round in Appco class action over alleged exploitation

‘Charity muggers’ win first round in Appco class action over alleged exploitation

Posted May 18, 2018 17:40:05 Photo: Jacob Bywater says he wants to make sure he and his former colleagues are compensated. (ABC News: Rebecca Armitage) Related Story: Video shows sales team being forced to simulate sex acts A class action against leading fundraising company Appco Group Australia, over the alleged …

AMP under siege from ‘record’ class actions, investors urged to wait

AMP under siege from ‘record’ class actions, investors urged to wait

Posted May 17, 2018 04:42:19 Scandal-plagued AMP could soon set a new record in Australian courtroom history. It runs the risk of defending against five competing class actions — launched by essentially the same pool of disgruntled investors, making the same kinds of allegations about AMP’s wrongdoing. If all these …

Melbourne’s iconic W Class trams are up for sale after retiring from the tracks

Melbourne’s iconic W Class trams are up for sale after retiring from the tracks

Posted May 15, 2018 10:47:52 Photo: More that 200 retired trams are being stored at the Newport Railway Workshops. (Supplied: VicTrack) A piece of Melbourne’s history is up for sale and it can be yours for the bargain price of just $1,000. There are 237 trams enjoying their retirement at …

AMP to fight back against shareholders in two class actions

AMP to fight back against shareholders in two class actions

Updated May 10, 2018 08:58:23 Photo: AMP is sued in two class actions as it prepares to face angry investors at its annual general meeting. (Supplied) AMP has been sued by disgruntled shareholders in two separate class actions, arising out of damaging revelations which surfaced at the banking royal commission. …

Palm Island riots: Queensland Government to pay $30m in class action case

Palm Island riots: Queensland Government to pay $30m in class action case

Updated May 01, 2018 16:34:43 The Queensland Government has agreed to pay $30 million to settle a class action in the Federal Court over the 2004 Palm Island riots. As part of the settlement reached with Palm Island residents in late April, the State Government has also agreed to offer …

AMP facing threat of several shareholder class actions for misleading ASIC over ‘fee for no service’ scandal

AMP facing threat of several shareholder class actions for misleading ASIC over ‘fee for no service’ scandal

Updated April 23, 2018 19:20:12 Video: AMP says ‘it’s not acceptable’ that clients not yet told they received inappropriate advice. (ABC News) Related Story: AMP chair has ‘serious questions to answer’ amid royal commission Related Story: ‘It’s not acceptable’: AMP apologises for compensation delays Wealth management giant AMP could face …

Your say on class in Australia – RN

Your say on class in Australia – RN

Updated April 20, 2018 13:27:34 Photo: Whether or not class barriers exist in Australia depends on your perspective. (Unsplash: Nick Karvounis) Related Story: Good taste, bad taste? Here’s what your habits reveal about your social class Related Story: Why we need more working class voices (by a bourgeois woman who …

Facebook facing class action over facial recognition software

Facebook facing class action over facial recognition software

Updated April 17, 2018 16:56:41 A US federal judge has ruled that Facebook must face a class action lawsuit alleging that the social network unlawfully used a facial recognition process on photos without user permission. Facebook created a template that automatically tags people when a photo is uploaded to the …

Why we need more working class voices (by a bourgeois woman who grows kale) – RN

Why we need more working class voices (by a bourgeois woman who grows kale) – RN

Posted April 14, 2018 06:30:00 Photo: Nelly Thomas is an Australian comedian and author. (Supplied: Nelly Thomas ) We live in a country where politicians from elite backgrounds, on six-figure incomes, call themselves battlers. Plumbers earn more than writers for The Guardian, and the children of working people dare to …

Mental illness and poverty: How class gets ‘under our skin and into our brain’ – RN

Mental illness and poverty: How class gets ‘under our skin and into our brain’ – RN

Updated April 13, 2018 13:53:07 Photo: The search for money became a constant presence in Mark’s* life (ABC RN: Emily Bissland) Heading back to university was meant to give Mark* more freedom. Study hinted at an escape from meaningless work and a childhood education where he had always felt “dumb”. …