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Friday, 24 July 2015In the news - Australian Lawyers Alliance
Senate should reject proposed changes to Comcare scheme The Senate’s Education and Employment Standing Committee recently released its report dealing with proposed legislative changes to the Comcare workers compensation scheme: the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 (Cth).
Tuesday, 30 June 2015In the news - New Matilda
Our Obsession With Productivity Risks Distracting From Workplace Exploitation 'Productivity' is touted as Australia's most import labour issue, but a recent Fair Work investigation into the exploitation of foreign workers shows there is a far greater crisis at hand, writes Giri Sivaraman.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015In the news - Lawyers Weekly
Employment award winners lead way to the future Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety award had an impressive trio of winners this year, including Maurice Blackburn's Alana Heffernan.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015In the news - The Australian
Catholics open new front in same sex marriage fight The Catholic Church in Sydney has launched an extraordinary attack on corporations that publicly support marriage equality, calling an advertising drive a “cashed-up, activist-driven media campaign” and using veiled threats about the church’s purchasing power.
Sunday, 21 June 2015In the news - News.com.au
Amputee Montana Morton battles for acceptance and opportunities A young woman whose left arm was amputated at a public hospital when she was days old is suing the state for $4 million.
Thursday, 18 June 2015In the news - ABC
Cash Converters to refund thousands of people for charging up to 633 per cent interest on loans Thousands of Australians who were charged up to 633 per cent interest on loans from Cash Converters will be eligible for partial refunds after two class action lawsuits were settled out of court.
Thursday, 18 June 2015In the news - Smart Company
The three words in this company’s parental leave policy that ended up costing it $170,000 A project management company has been ordered to pay a former employee nearly $170,000 after a court ruled its parental leave policy breached the National Employment Standards (NES) because of the inclusion of three words: primary care giver.
Thursday, 18 June 2015In the news - Albert and Logan News
Law firm aids students A law firm is helping mentor Marsden State High School students to reach their goal of studying at university.
Thursday, 18 June 2015In the news - Lawyers Weekly
The business of doing good “Out in the world, consumers are really savvy,” says Maurice Blackburn associate Emily Hart, who launched the HeLP Patient Legal Clinic at The Alfred hospital last year. “People need to know they can trust the firm, particularly in personal injuries and the sort of areas [my firm] practices in.”
Tuesday, 16 June 2015In the news - Sydney Morning Herald
Genetic patents: Grandmother Yvonne D'Arcy takes on global giant Myriad Genetics She's the Brisbane grandmother who has taken her fight against a multinational biotechnology company to the highest court in the land.