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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
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In-principle settlement reached in Maurice Blackburn’s shareholder class action against Slater and Gordon A shareholder class action against Slater and Gordon (SGH) has settled in-principle, subject to final documentation, court approval and a number of other conditions, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers confirmed.
Friday, 7 July 2017
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Victoria poker machine freeze a welcome step towards a more responsible gaming industry Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today welcomed an announcement from the Andrews Government that will see a 25-year freeze on the number of poker machines in Victoria
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
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Hospital urged against using “flawed” workplace investigation into Royal Women’s doctor Victoria’s Royal Women’s Hospital should abandon its planned action against a long-serving and highly competent neonatologist, the doctor’s lawyers say.
Monday, 3 July 2017
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Better oversight, protections and a scheme of last resort critical to protecting victims of poor financial advice Greater regulatory oversight, stringent professional indemnity insurance requirements and a scheme of last resort must all be implemented to better protect victims of poor financial advice, according to Maurice Blackburn’s latest submission to the Ramsay Review.
Friday, 23 June 2017
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Federal efforts to strengthen whistleblower protections welcome, but a bounty scheme remains critical Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed the Federal Government’s acknowledgement that protections for corporate and tax whistleblowers are inadequate and that greater access to compensation is required
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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Cosmetic surgery crackdown will improve patient safety Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today welcomed new laws that will place tougher restrictions on the cosmetic surgery industry in Victoria.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
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Proposed law changes an important step in fight against elder abuse Maurice Blackburn Lawyers says proposed national law reforms on elder abuse are a significant step forward in the protection of older people from abuse.
Friday, 2 June 2017
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Cover-More shows insurers can offer travel insurance without discriminatory mental health exclusion clauses A new product disclosure statement (PDS) released yesterday by travel insurer Cover-More has sent a message to all insurers that it is possible to offer travel insurance policies without discriminatory blanket mental health exclusions, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Monday, 29 May 2017
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Black lung report shows dust disease exposure risks must never again be overlooked by industry and regulators Industry and regulators are now on notice that the health and safety risks of dust diseases for workers must never again be overlooked, following the release today of a damning report into the re-identification of black lung in Queensland.
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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State Govt funding key step in ensuring fair access to justice for Victorians Leading social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of $34.7 million in funding to provide increased access to justice for Victorians.
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
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Return to work or totally and permanently disabled – know your rights: 2017 Financial Counselling Australia conference Maurice Blackburn Principal Giri Sivaraman addressed Australian’s largest annual gathering of financial counsellors on issues including the operation of the Fair Work Act and legal considerations associated with accessing clients’ superannuation and insurance benefits.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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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.