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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 

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

Chee Chee Leung
Media Manager
(03) 9045 6941
0412 560 584
Media contact for: Social justice, public liability and wills & estates

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

Michael Cooney
General Manager, Public Affairs

Friday 26 February 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Queensland Government, SunWater reach record $440 million settlement with 2011 flood victims Over 6,500 victims of South East Queensland’s devastating 2011 floods are set to finally receive compensation after the State of Queensland and SunWater reached a $440 million settlement with the class over the negligent operation of the Wivenhoe and Somerset dams.
Tuesday 16 February 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Lawyers say new law is a missed opportunity for sexual abuse survivors Lawyers for sexual abuse survivors have today called on the Federal Government to do more to improve the National Redress Scheme for abuse survivors, saying while minor changes have been made with the passing of a new Bill yesterday evening, the changes still fall well short of what’s needed to ensure the Scheme is consistent with the recommendations of the abuse Royal Commission.
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Tougher SA laws on paid carers and powers of attorney needed to protect the elderly from abuse Leading law firm Maurice Blackburn is urging the South Australian Government to adopt a law reform recommendation to ban paid carers from being used as powers of attorney, describing it as an important safeguard against elder abuse.
Practice Area: Wills and Estates, Abuse law
Tuesday 09 February 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Urgent government action needed to stop silicosis epidemic Leading dust diseases law firm, Maurice Blackburn is supporting calls by the Australian Workers’ Union for tougher national regulations to protect all workers from deadly silica dust.
Practice Area: Silicosis lung disease
Wednesday 03 February 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Lawyers call on Australian Sports Commission to urgently release key documents relating to sports rorts scandal Lawyers acting in a Federal Court test case regarding the sports rorts scandal have applied to the Federal Court for orders compelling the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to urgently hand over key documents relating to the role of former Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie in the affair.