2013

Tuesday, 21 January 2014
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State has to answer for Queensland Floods An independent investigation has concluded that the flooding of a large number of properties down river from Wivenhoe Dam in 2011 would not have occurred had the dam been operated to the standard expected of a reasonably competent dam operator.
Friday, 20 December 2013
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Reforms to financial advice laws could water down consumer protection, Maurice Blackburn warns The protection of Australian consumers from unscrupulous financial advisers could be under threat with the Federal Government’s proposed changes to financial advice laws, according to experts at leading law firm Maurice Blackburn.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
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Disability discrimination claim lodged against BHP and Carey Mining Employment law experts Maurice Blackburn have lodged a disability discrimination claim in the Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of a highly qualified deaf man who was unlawfully sacked while working in a West Australian mine site.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
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Expert comment available for January 1 2014 changes to workplace bullying laws and superannuation Important new national laws protecting Australian workers come into force from January 1 2014 including changes to how workplace bullying complaints can be dealt with, and improvements to the compulsory superannuation system.
Friday, 13 December 2013
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Australian citizenship sought for asylum seeker baby Ferouz An application has been lodged to seek Australian citizenship for an asylum seeker baby born in Australia, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
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Brisbane and Ipswich meetings to update floods class action registrants Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and Bentham IMF will host meetings in Brisbane and Ipswich for floods class action registrants in the coming weeks.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
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Maurice Blackburn congratulates its new personal injury specialists Four Maurice Blackburn lawyers are among the state's newest personal injury specialists accredited through the Law Institute of Victoria.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
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Maurice Blackburn NSW leader elected to Choice Board Ben Slade, managing principal of Maurice Blackburn's NSW practice, has been appointed to the Board of Choice, the Australian Consumers Association.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
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Protection visa sought to keep asylum seeker baby in Australia In the next round of his fight to stay in Australia, an application for a protection visa has been lodged on behalf of a newborn asylum seeker baby, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Monday, 2 December 2013
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Consumers put ANZ on trial in Federal Court over unfair bank fees The first of the major Australian banks goes on trial this morning in the Federal Court, Melbourne, in a landmark case providing access to justice for thousands of Australians affected by unfair bank and credit card fees.
Friday, 29 November 2013
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Asylum seeker family win right to fair hearing An asylum seeker family have been granted the right to fairly argue their case to not be removed to Nauru, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers announced today.
Friday, 29 November 2013
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Qld Government urged to put safety first with new cycling laws The Queensland Government should seize the chance to lead the nation with a range of strong new laws to protect cyclists, say campaigners who want to prevent injuries on the roads.