Tougher penalties are a useful tool for environmental watchdogs.
Free office food isn’t there just to fill your belly.
From Ford to Facebook, companies have long used benefits to mold employee behavior – even incentivizing the 'right' kind of lifestyle.
The High Court has awarded the Ngaliwurru and Nungali peoples just over A$2.5 million for the loss of 1.27sqkm of non-exclusive native title at Timber Creek, Northern Territory.
A decision to award A$2.5 million compensation for loss of native title marks an important shift in how such claims are handled.
Much has changed since the Rana Plaza disaster but a compensation scheme still to be brought in.
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Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
Former child migrants sent from Britain to Australia, listen to an apology from Gordon Brown in 2010.
The British government is yet to set up a formal redress scheme for children sent away as migrants to Australia and elsewhere.
South Africa’s police face many civil claims by crime victims.
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South Africa's legal position regarding crime victim compensation is unsatisfactory.
An artist’s impression of Tiangong-1 in orbit.
China's space station Tiangong-1 is about to crash back to Earth any day now. It's out of control too so no one really knows where it will land. So what if it hits you or your house?
Justice Dikgang Moseneke presents his final report on the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings.
Retired South African justice Dikgang Moseneke has made a landmark ruling for damages in the Life Esidimeni matter.
A new land administration system that responds to changed ownership patterns of Zimbabwe's agricultural land is needed if the country is to harness its farming potential.
The unresolved compensation of Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers needs to be settled quickly, as it stands in the way of economic recovery.
The redress scheme cannot be a truly ‘just response’ if it says some kinds of victims simply don’t count.
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims.
Canadians may spend days or weeks serving as jurors, but most provinces offer scant compensation.
A Canadian federal report recommends paying jurors at least $120 daily. Provinces should take action.
Protected areas are being established without acknowledging the customary rights of local communities.
Conservationists need to assess costs which allow for the adequate compensation of communities on protected lands, whose livelihoods are deeply entwined with forest use.
Taxi drivers protest against Uber in Melbourne.
The way governments have handled the compensation process for taxi drivers, as ride-sharing app Uber is legalised, is uneven.
The Haiti cholera outbreak has killed 10,000 people.
It has long been known that UN forces brought disease to the country in the aftermath of an earthquake, but how can amends be made?
Thousands of bags of radioactive rubble near Fukushima, 2016.
The nuclear operator was nowhere near adequately covered for the disaster. And it's not just a Japanese problem.
Lynette Rowe’s lawyers successfully negotiated a multimillion dollar settlement, but not every compensation case is that successful.
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Decades have passed and yet the issue of financial compensation for the remaining "survivors" of the thalidomide tragedy has, in many instances, remained unresolved.
Issues of how to fairly compensate for a change to the GST in a cost-effective way have yet to be dealt with in detail.
The current GST debate slides over the issue of compensation - proposals so far are poorly defined and run into cost and fairness problems.
Outlining a redress framework for survivors was a priority for the royal commission.
The royal commission has made a convincing case for a national scheme for redress: it is more prudent in terms of economies of scale, and more fair and equitable to survivors.
More frankness would improve amount of litigation.
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