Media statements

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.
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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National Road Safety Week: a focus needed on work-related road injuries Maurice Blackburn lawyers are highlighting the need to focus on work-related road injuries as part of National Road Safety Week (8-14 May).
Friday, 5 May 2017
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Licence scheme will help improve Victorian labour hire industry Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed the announcement of a mandatory licensing scheme for the Victorian labour hire industry to help combat widespread worker exploitation.
Monday, 1 May 2017
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Licence scheme will help clean up Queensland labour hire industry Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed the announcement of a mandatory licensing scheme for the Queensland labour hire industry to help combat widespread worker exploitation.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Court approves settlement for Christmas Island child detainee subjected to poor medical treatment A pro-bono case has been settled for a child who spent 13 months in detention on Christmas Island and suffered serious harm as a result of allegedly poor medical treatment.
Monday, 24 April 2017
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Restored community legal centre funding vital in ensuring access to justice for disadvantaged Australians The Federal Government’s decision to reverse funding cuts for community legal centres has today been welcomed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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Woolworths to take stock of ASX disclosures as investors take aim Investors hit by a Woolworths (ASX:WOW) share price diveon the back of a 2015 shock profit downgrade are preparing to launch a shareholder class action.
Thursday, 30 March 2017
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One month to go – workers with intellectual disabilities urged to sign up for payment scheme Workers with intellectual disabilities who were unfairly underpaid while working at Australian Disability Enterprises are being urged to register for compensation before time runs out.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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Radio Rentals’ Rent, Try, $1 Buy; a thorn in side of clients A nation-wide class action for consumers stung by the unfair and unconscionable practices of Radio Rentals has been launched. Read the full media statement here.
Monday, 27 March 2017
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Maurice Blackburn welcomes new head of social justice Leading law firm Maurice Blackburn has welcomed Jennifer Kanis as the new head of its renowned social justice practice.