NSW government under pressure to scrap further 29,000 Covid fines after court ruling

New South Wales residents wrongly penalised for Covid breaches say it is “crazy” it took a protracted and costly court case to force the state government to back down and withdraw 33,000 invalid fines. The NSW government was forced on Tuesday to cancel 33,000 fines, worth an estimated $30m, for breaches of Covid-era public health … Read more

More than 33,000 Covid fines withdrawn in NSW after adverse court ruling

The New South Wales government has been forced to cancel more than $30m in fines for breaches of Covid-era public health orders after conceding they were too vague. On Tuesday, Revenue NSW announced it had cancelled some 33,000 Covid-era fines, about half the total number issued by police for breaches of the public health orders … Read more

Mbalula chastised in Intercape taxi violence and intimidation ruling | The Citizen

Long-distance bus operator Intercape has been subjected to ongoing acts of violence and intimidation by taxi associations since 2015 – and the “sum total” of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula’s intervention was “to attend a single meeting”, a high court judge has found. Judge John Smith said a task team was formed at this meeting in … Read more

All abortions remain halted in Arizona as judge declines to suspend ruling – National | Globalnews.ca

An Arizona judge on Friday declined to put her order that allowed enforcement of a pre-statehood law making it a crime to provide an abortion on hold, saying abortion rights groups that asked her to block the order are not likely to prevail on appeal. The ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson … Read more

White House blasts ‘catastrophic’ Arizona abortion ban ruling | The Citizen

The White House on Saturday blasted a court ruling in Arizona that imposes a near-complete ban on abortions in the southwestern US state as “catastrophic, dangerous and unacceptable.” On Friday, a judge in Arizona’s Pima County had ruled that the stricter ban – first imposed in 1864, before Arizona was a state – must be enforced. “If this decision stands, health care providers would face imprisonment of up to … Read more

Businessman Vivian Reddy loses bid for leave to appeal court ruling | The Citizen

Durban tycoon and businessman Vivian Reddy has lost the second round of a court battle with the KwaDukuza Municipality (KDM) over a rates rebate. On June 10, Reddy’s Double Ring Trading 7 lost the first round in an attempt to set aside a KDM council decision which declined its rates rebate application. The business mogul’s … Read more

Mkhwebane approaches high court to enforce ruling invalidating her suspension

Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has reportedly launched an urgent application to the Western Cape High Court to enforce its order invalidating her suspension. This after the High Court ruled on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to suspend her in June was invalid. The ruling, however, did not affect her suspension until it is … Read more

Canada faces struggles to become abortion safe haven after Roe v. Wade ruling: experts – National | Globalnews.ca

Canada still faces its own disparities in abortion access and may struggle to act as a “safe haven” for Americans impacted by the overturning of Roe v. Wade, advocates north of the border say. Although Canadian officials are promising to ensure abortion access and have committed some funding to that effort, experts say more needs … Read more

Trudeau slams ‘horrific’ U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – National | Globalnews.ca

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau slammed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling stripping American women and people who can get pregnant of the right to abortions, calling it “horrific.” The top court overturned the precedent-setting Roe v. Wade decision on Friday. “The news coming out of the United States is horrific. My heart goes out to the … Read more