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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

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

Michael Cooney
General Manager, Public Affairs

Monday 20 January 2020
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
New silicosis figures require immediate national response Leading dust diseases law firm, Maurice Blackburn is urging the federal and state governments to take immediate action after new data from Queensland has revealed nearly one in five stonemasons has silicosis.
Practice Area: Silicosis lung disease
Friday 17 January 2020
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Help needed to safely remove asbestos from bushfire areas Leading asbestos law firm, Maurice Blackburn is urging federal, state and local governments to direct extra resources to ensure the safe removal of asbestos from bushfire damaged properties so that residents and the surrounding community are protected from exposure to the deadly fibres.
Practice Area: Asbestos diseases
Tuesday 14 January 2020
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
New online Wills service gives the 50 per cent of Aussies without one the chance to act today Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is today urging all Australians over the age of 18 to add drafting a Will to their New Year’s to-do list, saying too many people still did not have a Will despite a Will being vital irrespective of age or financial position.
Practice Area: Wills and Estates
Friday 20 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Statement from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers on reported floods class action appeal Please attribute the following statement to Rebecca Gilsenan, Principal at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Practice Area: Class actions
Wednesday 18 December 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements
Lifting of Catholic Church ‘pontifical secret’ an important step for greater transparency regarding abuse matters Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the Vatican’s decision to lift strict confidentiality provisions, known as the ‘pontifical secret’, from abuse matters, saying the decision will lead to much needed transparency from the Church for survivors.
Practice Area: Abuse law