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An update on Cindy Prior
« on: January 02, 2017, 04:45:07 PM »
Unfortunately, I didn't find out about this until just now, far too late for possible inclusion in the year-end roundup.

Also, Australian newspapers still seem to be under the delusion that pay walls are a good idea, so I wasn't able to see more than this article:

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/crime-and-justice/cindy-prior-ordered-to-pay-costs-over-qut-racial-discrimination-case/news-story/466f3168375a6afec461b78e25c98154

Not only has Cindy Prior had her case against students (including the one she racially discriminated against) dismissed, she has to pay their legal bills.  According to this video


this award is likely to bankrupt her, with any award for the residual portion of her case against the university likely ending up going to the students to pay the lawyers.

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Re: An update on Cindy Prior
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 11:13:35 AM »
And another update:

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/03/judge-denies-qut-admins-18c-racism-appeal?cx_navSource=related-side-cx#cxrecs_s

She just had leave to appeal the dismissal of her case against the students denied.  (In this case, this is leave from the court making the ruling, not the appellate court.)  This indicates that the court can see no manner in which the claim could be vindicated.  Since her claim against the university appears to be based on the university failing to take appropriate steps against students who, to all appearances from these rulings, did no wrong to her, it would appear that her residual case against the university is likely doomed as well.  In that case, she'll likely end up on  the hook for their costs as well, which are likely to be rather a lot more than the student's were.