Parliamentary inquiry told treasurer Josh Frydenberg met US chamber of commerce affiliate, while Liberal MPs question $100,000 donation to Labor

Plaintiff lawyers have accused an affiliate of the US chamber of commerce of “foreign influence” for lobbying to tighten Australia’s regulation of litigation funding and class actions.

A fiery inquiry on Monday descended into claim and counterclaim regarding lobbying about the reforms, which plaintiff lawyers say will harm Australians’ access to justice by requiring litigation funders to comply with investment regulations.

Related: Nationals claim win as Australian government says it won't appeal live cattle export court ruling

Related: The Morrison government's hypocrisy on debt and deficit is galling | Greg Jericho

Continue reading...

Powered by WPeMatico

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.