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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
In the news - ABC News
CommInsure customer faces home insurance nightmare after storm damage Two weeks on from the federal budget, the big banks are failing in their attempts to muster any sort of meaningful support for a campaign against the Government's $6 billion tax impost.
Friday, 12 May 2017
In the news - NT News
Northern Territory Road toll increased by work-related fatalities Work-related road accidents account for one in three occupational fatalities in Australia and 15 per cent of the national road toll, says Darwin lawyer Matthew Littlejohn.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
In the news - My Sunshine Coast
Consumers to benefit from one-stop shop for financial disputes, but must have right to legal representation A one-stop shop to resolve financial disputes is a welcome step for aggrieved consumers, but protections to ensure a level playing field for legal representation when navigating complaints is still urgently needed, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
In the news - SBS Insight
What are your rights and obligations around mental health in the workplace? What do you do if you find yourself dealing with a mental illness while trying to earn a living? And for employers, what obligations do you have to hire and help an employee managing a mental health condition? This week's Insight found out.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
In the news - Sky News
Vic govt to reform labour hire industry Maurice Blackburn Lawyers welcomes the Victorian government labour hire industry licensing scheme, saying it would help 'clean up' the labour hire industry.
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
In the news - The Age
What does a female-friendly workplace actually look like? A woman working at a major construction company is subjected to daily harassment and threats of rape and violence in her office for years.
Monday, 1 May 2017
In the news - My Sunshine Coast
Licence scheme will help clean up Queensland labour hire industry Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed the announcement of a mandatory licensing scheme for the Queensland labour hire industry to help combat widespread worker exploitation.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
In the news - The Guardian
Children are being damaged in detention – Australia's day of reckoning will come In the tangle of debate about asylum seekers some things are simple. There is no excuse for damaging children in our care.
Thursday, 27 April 2017
In the news - Forbes Advocate
Nine-year-old asylum seeker gets compo for Christmas Island suffering The federal government has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to a nine-year-old girl who was detained on Christmas Island.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
In the news - The Weekly Times
Child asylum seeker wins government payout over Christmas Island detention trauma A nine year old girl who was ‘physically and mentally’ injured while detained in the Christmas Island immigration detention centre has been awarded an undisclosed sum of money in a damages settlement.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Government settles in Christmas Island child detention case A judge has approved the settlement of a girl's damages claim against the Australian government relating to her detention on Christmas Island.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
In the news - Sky News
Christmas Island detainee awarded compo The family of a girl allegedly traumatised by her detention as a five-year-old on Christmas Island want to get on with their lives in Australia after securing compensation from the federal government.