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Thursday, 24 September 2015In the news - The Sydney Morning Herald
7-Eleven knew of wage fraud ahead of scandals On the eve of an explosive Senate hearing into 7-Eleven wage fraud, a consumer advocate has accused the company's head office of knowing about the issue for years and adopting a motto of "deny, deny, deny".
Wednesday, 23 September 2015In the news - Women's Agenda
Matildas: Standing up, standing together to inspire a new generation of women seeking equality The PFA and the FFA have been negotiating a whole-of-game collective bargaining agreement covering the Socceroos, Matildas and Hyundai A-League players. FFA CEO David Gallop has claimed that the Matildas, who have not been paid in two months, are being caught up in what is essentially a dispute about the salary cap for male players.
Wednesday, 16 September 2015In the news - ABC
Court to hear legal challenge to Victoria Police fines for motorcycle helmet cameras A Melbourne motorcyclist is going to court to contest a fine for wearing a camera on his helmet in a case lawyers hope will stop police from issuing similar penalties.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015In the news - ABC
QBE investors launch $200 million class action against insurance giant over share price collapse Shareholders have joined together to launch a class action against Australia's biggest insurer QBE over a surprise profit downgrade two years ago that sparked a $4 billion sell-off.
Wednesday, 9 September 2015In the news - The Sydney Morning Herald
What QBE may not have disclosed to its shareholders The past couple of years have demonstrated a marked improvement in the degree of continuous disclosure, at least from Australia's largest listed players.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015In the news - Pro Bono Australia
DIY Wills Pose Dangers for NFPs Many Not for Profits rely heavily on bequests left from supporters, but an emergence of wills created online and through mobile apps could significantly damage this source of income, experts have warned.
Wednesday, 2 September 2015In the news - Lawyers Weekly
Firms partner up for pro bono success | Maurice Blackburn A new breed of pro bono programs sees firms teaming up with other organisations to deliver much-needed support to the community.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015In the news - Harbour View
Litigation funding and class actions - an Australian perspective In the 12 months to 30 June 2015 Australian class action settlements totaled almost AUD$1 billion. Although Australia has a relatively efficient class action and litigation funding environment, it has not seen the 'explosion' of class actions that some predicted. We look at litigation funding in Australia and consider what recent key developments augur for the future.
Friday, 28 August 2015In the news - Super Review
Lawyers bite back on group insurance Insurance companies and the way some of them handle claims are more responsible for the problems confronting the group insurance industry than do lawyers, according to a leading plaintiff law firm, Maurice Blackburn.
Friday, 28 August 2015In the news - The Guardian
Border force join police in huge visa fraud crackdown in Melbourne CBD ‘If you commit visa fraud you will be caught,’ warns border chief, as human rights advocates warn of possible ‘racial profiling’ by officers on city streets.