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A total of 54 class actions commenced in Australia in the most recent fiscal year, equaling last year’s record and prompting judges to take a more active role in case management, according to a report by King & Wood Mallesons.

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Christopher Niesche

Christopher Niesche is the Australia correspondent for Law.com International. He covers the business of law in Australia and writes about lawyers, global and domestic law firms and in-house law departments. He also covers Australian regulatory matters. He can be reached at cniesche@alm.com and on Twitter: @ChrisNiesche.

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