Media centre


Maurice Blackburn media team

Our media team advises and supports Maurice Blackburn lawyers and clients during all forms of media engagement, including video and television appearances, radio, online and print media.

Jacob O'Shaughnessy
Media Manager
(07) 3014 5070
0428 814 037 
Media contact for: Road and work injuries in Queensland, Northern Territory and ACT, abuse law and NDIS 

Cate Kennedy
Media Advisor
Part-time: Wednesday & Thursday
(07) 3016 0319
Media contact for: Road and work injuries in regional Queensland, Northern Territory and ACT

Rebecca Nash
Media Manager
(02) 8277 2630
0438 497 539
Media contact for: Superannuation and insurance, asbestos and dust diseases, and Comcare

Andrea Petrie
Media Manager
(03) 8102 2173
0412 655 264
Media contact for: Road and work injuries in Victoria, NSW, Western Australia and South Australia, and medical negligence

Paddy Murphy
Media Manager
(03) 8102 2003
0490 297 391
Media contact for: Employment & industrial law and class actions

Jade Thompson
National Manager, Public Affairs
(07) 3016 0396
0417 969 438

Michael Cooney
General Manager, Public Affairs

Monday 16 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Scathing Joint Parliamentary Committee report confirms changes to NDIS planning processes needed urgently Lawyers have today called for an overhaul of the NDIS planning process and greater transparency on appeals following a scathing joint parliamentary committee report that makes clear urgent change is needed to improve the NDIS planning process for participants.
Practice Area: Medical negligence
Friday 13 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
NSW Coroner finds teen was misdiagnosed by GP twice before he died in 2017 of appendicitis The NSW State Coroner has found a doctor twice misdiagnosed a teenage boy’s appendicitis as a gastro virus before the 13-year-old collapsed and died.
Practice Area: Medical negligence
Thursday 12 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Response to State Government announcement on floods class action Please attribute the following statement to Rebecca Gilsenan, Principal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers:
Practice Area: Class actions
Monday 09 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Murdoch University hounds academic who blew whistle on falling standards A landmark trial about a whistle-blower who raised concerns about the integrity of Murdoch University’s admission standards for international students will return to the Federal Court on Wednesday ahead after mediation between Associate Professor Gerd Schroeder-Turk and the University failed.
Practice Area: Employment law
Wednesday 04 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Disappointing Medevac result leaves sick refugees in limbo Social Justice law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today slammed the repeal of Medevac Bill in the Senate, saying the decision would see sick refugees left in limbo and health decisions back in the hands of bureaucrats rather than medical professionals.
Practice Area: Social justice