Drive to cut bike deaths
A law firm behind the promotion of better protection of motorcyclists is urging the State Government to also include road safety awareness programs for all drivers when it introduces updated motorcycle licensing guidelines.
An accident where a car
driver ignored a stop sign and
slammed into a motorcyclist,
leaving him emotionally
troubled and unable to work, has
helped highlight the campaign
for greater awareness of
motorcyclists on our roads.
Boy wins negligence case against private hospital
A severley disabled boy has settled a medical negligence lawsuit against an obstetrician and a private hospital in the Supreme Court today. Michael Wilson SC, for Darcy Hanssen, told a jury yesterday that the 12-year-old was suing for ``many many millions of dollars'' because the care given to his mother during the hours of his birth was negligent.
Friday, 17 August 2012
In the news - The Australian
Slapping on a suit to discourage debate
Defamation sets the right to protect one's property (reputation) against freedom of speech. Everyday people often see it as a sword against misinformation, abuse or obscenity -- an opportunity to speak truth to power and protect honest public debate.
Monday, 6 August 2012
In the news - Herald Sun
Price for convenience is too high
Opinion: WorkCover expert Kim Shaw says the case of John Tonta, left for dead after a horrifying attack during his supermarket night job, highlights the duty of care for employers.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
In the news - The Morning Bulletin
From farm girl to fast track
Sitting at a large mahogany desk with a sixth-floor view of the mighty Fitzroy River, its hard to believe Maurice Blackburn's Associate Megan Rothery is a farm girl at heart.
Taking the sting out of credit card fees
Opinion: A fee is always an unpleasant surprise. You have just jumped through six transactional hoops to grab that online bargain, and at the last hurdle, a credit card surcharge leaps out and stings you.