Media statements

Thursday, 23 February 2017
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Penalty rates cuts will leave Australian workers worse off Today’s announcement to cut Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for hospitality and retail workers will leave thousands of Australians worse off and drive a further wedge in the two class economy for working people.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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Volkswagen’s dirty tricks revealed in Court on dirty diesels Volkswagen is under pressure in the Federal Court to agree on terms of a proposed nation-wide corrective notice regarding alleged misinformation it has provided to Australian customers.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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Maurice Blackburn lawyer recognised for outstanding achievement by Queensland Law Society Maurice Blackburn Managing Principal and Personal Injuries Accredited Specialist Rod Hodgson has been recognised for Outstanding Achievement by the Queensland Law Society.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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Law firm calls for Federal funding grants to Brisbane private schools singled out by Royal Commission to be withheld until better treatment of abuse survivors proven Federal funding grants for private schools singled out in the Royal Commission, including St Paul’s at Bald Hills in Brisbane, should be withheld until the schools’ claims that processes in place to appropriately respond to abuse claims can be independently proven, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Monday, 13 February 2017
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Efforts to return lost super to Australians with greater federal oversight welcome Efforts to ensure that Australians have their lost super returned is an overdue and important step that will benefit people not only in retirement, but also those who may have suffered a serious illness or injury Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Friday, 3 February 2017
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Crown class action on the cards for shareholders After rolling the dice and losing on its Chinese VIP gamble – a move that has resulted in several employees being detained in China – Crown Resorts Limited (CWN) is now facing a potential shareholder revolt with investors set to seek greater accountability from Crown.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
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PC Report shows marginal decline in serious medical errors, but preventable incident rates remain a concern The latest Productivity Commission report into Australian public hospitals has shown a marginal national decline in the number of serious medical errors, but concerns remain at high rates of maternal deaths and inpatient suicides, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Friday, 27 January 2017
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Tougher penalties on asbestos handling welcome, but greater protections for WA workers still required Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed the introduction of tougher new penalties for failures around disposal and handling of asbestos in Western Australia, saying the measure was a good first step but more action was needed to protect workers from asbestos exposure.
Monday, 23 January 2017
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Big step for shareholders in Bellamy’s class action Infant formula company Bellamy’s now faces the prospect of a wave of its largest institutional shareholders seeking redress via the Maurice Blackburn-led class action.
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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Abused juvenile detainees in class action against NT government Australia’s leading social justice law firm, Maurice Blackburn has commenced a social justice class action on behalf of young people who were abused while being held in the Northern Territory’s youth detention centres.
Friday, 16 December 2016
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Court approves historic class action settlement for workers with intellectual disabilities About 10,000 workers with intellectual disabilities could be paid compensation estimated to exceed $100 million after the Federal Court approved an historic agreement reached between Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the Federal Government.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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Bellamy’s creates formula for shareholder class action Maurice Blackburn, Australia’s leading class action firm, has today opened an online registration portal for shareholders that have been hit by the recent shock price drop of baby formula company, Bellamy’s Australia Limited (ASX:BAL).