News

Tuesday, 26 August 2014
News - The Sydney Morning Herald
Asylum seekers want compo for govt neglect Asylum seekers who were injured, pregnant or ill while in detention on Christmas Island are suing the federal government for neglecting to provide proper medical care.
Sunday, 24 August 2014
News - Canberra Times
Physio will keep worker healthy say lawyers A former Canberra public servant has had more than 500 taxpayer-funded physiotherapy sessions over seven years – at a cost of more than $60,000 – is taking legal action to keep the treatment going.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
News - ABC 7.30
What's fair pay for a fair day's work for the intellectually disabled? Workers with intellectual disabilities from what used to be known as 'sheltered workshops' are seeking back pay after the Federal Court ruled that paying them a fraction of the minimum wage was discriminatory and they are fighting their case despite a Government offer of half what they're claiming in return for dropping their case.
Saturday, 16 August 2014
News - The Age
Door opens for welders' cancer compensation An Australian-first judgment linking a Melbourne man's deadly lung tumour to toxic welding fumes has opened the door to new compensation claims by former welders battling cancer.
Friday, 15 August 2014
News - The Sydney Morning Herald
ASIC slams financial planners The corporate regulator has slammed Australia's financial planning industry for shonky standards as a scandal involving Macquarie Group widened.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
News - The Sydney Morning Herald
Banks gouge case key test for class actions The move by plaintiff law firm Maurice Blackburn to file an open class action against some of the country’s biggest banks comes as the Productivity Commission is set to release a controversial report into the legal system and the funding of class actions.
Tuesday, 12 August 2014
News - The Sydney Morning Herald
Maurice Blackburn launches huge class action over credit card late fees Hundreds of thousands of bank customers stand to benefit from a sweeping new class action over credit card late fees worth hundreds of millions of dollars, to be lodged by law firm Maurice Blackburn today.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
News - The Age
Coroner slams 'seriously flawed' police investigation over death in psychiatric hospital A Victorian coroner has ruled that a patient found dead in a pool of blood at a Melbourne psychiatric hospital did not kill himself and that the "setting" in which he died may have influenced a "seriously flawed" Victoria Police investigation.
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
News - Sydney Morning Herald
Doubts over Macquarie Private Wealth compensation Lawyers investigating shoddy advice given by Macquarie Private Wealth have cast doubt on whether the ''millionaires factory'' has paid any compensation to victims under a process agreed with the corporate regulator.
Saturday, 2 August 2014
News - The Age
Macquarie Private Wealth: The silver doughnut that left a hole in investors' nest eggs Glancing up at the sparkling silver doughnut logo as he walked into the millionaires’ factory for a meeting with his Macquarie Private Wealth adviser in July 2009, Don Waller was hopeful that this meeting would be kinder than the last.