Australian regulator appeals dismissal of petition against CBA, unit by court

(Reuters) – Australia’s corporate regulator said it had appealed the Federal Court’s decision to dismiss its petition against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its pension unit on allegations of improperly collecting commissions. Last month, the Australian Federal Court dismissed a petition by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) that accused the country’s top … Read more

‘Peppa Pig’ cheered for inclusion of 1st same-sex couple following petition: ‘Given me such happiness’

The children’s show Peppa Pig trended on Twitter Wednesday, a day after an episode that introduced the long-running animated series’s first same-sex couple aired in Britain. It happened in a scene in which Penny Polar Bear, a classmate of Peppa, describes her family. She also draws a picture of them. “I’m Penny Polar Bear,” the … Read more

Tesla’s petition against CA civil rights agency suing for racial bias is denied

California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) denied Tesla’s petition against the state’s civil rights watchdog for failing to conduct proper investigations before suing the automaker for racial discrimination at its Fremont assembly plant. , claiming that the Department of Civil Rights (DCR), formerly known as the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, adopted “underground regulations” … Read more

Apple employees launch petition to protest return-to-office plans

A group of Apple employees is pushing back against a looming deadline demanding they return to working in the office. has seen a petition, circulated by employee group Apple Together, requesting more flexibility around remote work. It’s in response to an edict that demanded workers return to working in the company’s Santa Clara Valley offices … Read more

AT&T employees ‘forced’ back to the office started a petition to make remote work permanent

Like , AT&T workers would rather work from home than in person. Through their union, Communications Workers of America (CWA), they struck a deal with the telecom giant a few weeks ago to extend their remote policy through March 2023. But, they say, AT&T is forcing many of them to return sooner than that—some workers … Read more

Google employees petition bosses for abortion policy changes

By Paresh Dave OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Over 650 workers at Google owner Alphabet Inc are demanding it offer abortion benefits to contractors, suspend donations to anti-abortion politicians and better protect users from abortion-related disinformation and police requests. The demands were sent this week in a petition to executives seen by Reuters. They reflect concerns … Read more

Amber Heard testifies that ‘Aquaman 2’ part was cut down as petition to remove her film nears 4.2M signatures

Calls for to be removed the Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, amid her contentious court battle with ex-husband , continue to grow. As of Monday, nearly 4.2 million people had signed on to to have her cut the DC Extended Universe film, which is set to arrive in theaters on March 17, 2023. … Read more