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Saturday, 14 April 2018
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Federal Government agrees to bring child to Australia after urgent court action sought The Federal Government has agreed to transfer a child to Australia from Nauru, after an urgent court application was filed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers overnight.
Friday, 13 April 2018
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Urgent court proceedings filed tonight after Federal Govt refuses to agree to bring child on Nauru to Australia for medical treatment An urgent court application has been lodged with the Federal Court tonight after the Federal Government refused to agree to requests to remove a child from Nauru for medical treatment.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
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Key legal barrier lifted for WA child sexual abuse survivors Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed the WA Parliament’s removal of the legal barriers stopping child sexual abuse survivors from accessing justice and compensation through the civil courts.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
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Reinstatement of Mr Rohan Brown, Trinity Grammar This evening we were informed that following the conclusion of the Finkelstein Review our client, Mr Rohan Brown, will be re-instated to his former role as Deputy Headmaster at Trinity Grammar.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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National second medical opinion scheme needed to improve patient care at hospitals Leading medical law firm Maurice Blackburn is pushing for a national second medical opinion scheme to be rolled out across all Australian hospitals.
Friday, 6 April 2018
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New Victorian laws on backyard pools welcomed, but pool fence regulations don’t go far enough Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed the Victorian Government’s plans to improve backyard pool safety, including the introduction of a mandatory inspection regime, but says it is disappointing that a move to fully fence all pools has not been pursued.
Thursday, 5 April 2018
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Royal Commission must scrutinise life insurance industry codes of practice after 700 insurer breaches reported in six months The life insurance industry’s self-regulated code of practice is failing to protect consumers and warrants serious scrutiny by the banking Royal Commission, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have warned in a submission lodged today with the Royal Commission.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
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NSW measures to ensure greater reporting of child sexual abuse welcome, Catholic Church must follow suit Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed an announcement from the NSW Government to implement serious penalties for failure to report child sexual abuse, and have urged all states to work together to ensure similar measures are extended to Catholic Church confessionals as a matter of urgency.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
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Senate committee cyber bullying report backs call for social media giants to have a duty of care to keep users safe Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed a Senate committee report outlining sweeping recommendations to combat cyber bullying, including calling on government to legislate a duty of care on social media platforms and regulatory pressure on platforms to prevent and respond to cyber bullying, including using significant financial penalties if needed.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
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Senate committee accepts time limits to accept redress under current national scheme bill completely inadequate Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed a Senate committee report that found the three month timeframe enshrined within the current national redress scheme bill for accepting offers of redress is completely inadequate to meet the needs of survivors.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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Parliamentary life insurance inquiry confirms industry codes of conduct must have teeth to protect consumers Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed a parliamentary report released today into the life insurance industry that reinforces the urgent need for industry codes of conduct to have teeth – namely regulatory oversight and enforceability – to properly hold insurers to account.
Friday, 16 March 2018
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VW surrenders on cheat mode results – Trial update As the trial enters its closing submissions phase, VW has, in its closing address to the Court finally conceded on the major point that only its ‘test’ mode was able to pass Australia’s emissions testing standards.