Media statements & announcements

Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Federal Government prevents doctor from examining children in detention on Christmas Island The Federal Government is preventing a specialist paediatrician from accessing the Christmas Island Detention Centre to examine children for legal purposes, after previously approving the visit.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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Justice prevails for Kilmore East-Kinglake Black Saturday survivors After the state’s deadliest and most devastating bushfire took 119 lives and destroyed 1242 homes, after a Royal Commission and after Australia’s longest ever class action trial, the survivors of the 2009 Kilmore East-Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire have received a measure of justice today.
Monday, 14 July 2014
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Gold Coast x-ray incident raises serious questions about Qld Health checks on patient tests Confirmation today that the Gold Coast has a backlog of up to 48,000 unreported x-rays has again reinforced there are systemic issues within Queensland Health when it comes to undertaking patient tests and ensuring proper follow-up, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Friday, 11 July 2014
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Medical negligence claims up in private health system National medical negligence figures released today show Australia’s private health care system should be subject to greater scrutiny over the standard of care it provides to patients, according to national medical law firm Maurice Blackburn.
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
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Stark picture painted as 2011 Queensland floods class action filed Brisbane and Ipswich would not have flooded in January 2011 if engineers operating Wivenhoe and Somerset Dams had not repeatedly failed over many weeks to ensure the proper operation of both dams, a class action filed today by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has alleged.
Friday, 4 July 2014
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Bishop should press Rohingyan concerns with Morrison for baby Ferouz Lawyers for an Australian-born baby of Rohingyan asylum seekers today called on Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, to raise her concerns regarding human rights abuses in Myanmar with her own Ministerial colleague, Scott Morrison.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
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Commonwealth Bank’s new compensation scheme falls short on the independence test The Commonwealth Bank’s new compensation scheme for victims of poor financial advice fails to ensure independence in the review process, according to law firm Maurice Blackburn, which has represented dozens of affected investors.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
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Shareholder class action filed against Treasury Wine Estates In what is the only securities class action to be filed in Australia this year, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today began a class action case against Treasury Wine Estates over the late disclosure of a $190 million write-down in 2013 – a write-down that included a $33 million provision to pour six million bottles of out of date wine down the drain.
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
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Maurice Blackburn announces 39 new appointments and promotions Thirty-nine lawyers from across the country have been promoted to new positions commencing from July 1 2014, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers announced today.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
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Asylum seeker who lost an eye during Manus violence launches legal action against Commonwealth and G4S An asylum seeker who lost his right eye and suffered serious facial injuries after being struck by a rock during the violence at Manus Island in February is taking legal action against the Commonwealth for failing to ensure the safety of people housed in the detention centre.