Media statements

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
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Action needed to address rampant wage theft and protect vulnerable workers A damning study released today makes clear that Australia still has a long way to go to go in addressing systemic wage theft, including ensuring protections are in place for vulnerable workers to come forward and recover underpayments, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Friday, 17 November 2017
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Royal Commission recommendations must be acted on to ensure a fair Northern Territory youth detention system Today’s final report from the Royal Commission paints a damning picture of the Northern Territory’s youth justice system.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
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Legal win paves way for extra retirement super for doctors Public hospital workers, including doctors and nurses, could be entitled to extra money when they retire from their super fund.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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Another important win in Montara oil spill class action More than 15,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers whose livelihoods were devastated by an avoidable oil spill on the Montara oil field, have had another Federal Court victory today, on their path to securing much-needed compensation for the destruction of their farms.
Monday, 13 November 2017
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Insurance Code must be binding and enforceable to be effective Any final superannuation and insurance Code of Practice must be binding and enforceable if it is to be truly effective in driving a better standard for all parties in the industry, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
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Weekend warriors face renovation risk – Asbestos Awareness Month Lawyers at Maurice Blackburn are helping to raise community awareness of the risks of asbestos exposure for home renovators as part of Asbestos Awareness Month (Nov 1 – Nov 30) which kicks off today.
Monday, 30 October 2017
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Statement regarding premiership medal photograph Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is representing the young woman whose photograph was taken by a Richmond footballer on Grand Final night in private circumstances wearing his premiership medallion.
Monday, 30 October 2017
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Federal Court will hear NT youth detention class action Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed the decision of the Federal Court to allow young people who were abused while detained in the Northern Territory’s youth detention centres to proceed with a class action in the Federal Court.
Friday, 27 October 2017
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Timetable set for Federal Court action on unprecedented raids A court timetable has been set in the AWU’s fight to challenge the validity of this week’s unprecedented police raids launched by the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) on the union’s Sydney and Melbourne offices.
Thursday, 26 October 2017
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Pro-bono unlawful detention class action launched for people seeking asylum A pro-bono class action has been launched by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Thursday, 26 October 2017
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Redress scheme legislation welcome, but must remain consistent with Royal Commission recommendations Lawyers have today broadly welcomed progress made by the Federal Government in implementing a national redress scheme.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
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Federal Court application filed to challenge validity of unprecedented AWU raids Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, who are representing the AWU, have today filed an application and have sought an urgent hearing in the Federal Court to challenge the validity of yesterday’s unprecedented and heavy-handed police raids on the union’s offices.