2014

Wednesday, 6 May 2015
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Tuesday, 23 December 2014
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Record settlement gets go-ahead for Kinglake bushfire survivors Thousands of members of the Kilmore East – Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire class action overcame an important final hurdle in securing compensation for the impact of the deadly fire, after the Supreme Court today approved the record settlement of nearly $500 million.
Friday, 19 December 2014
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Loose-fill asbestos assistance package for NSW residents welcome An announcement today by the NSW Government to provide assistance to NSW residents impacted as a result of having loose-fill asbestos in their homes has been welcomed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Ferouz legal action forces release of Australian-born babies Australia’s leading social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it would release the remaining 31 Australian-born babies still in detention.
Thursday, 4 December 2014
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Morrison’s Bill to send Aussie babies to Nauru this weekend Lawyers acting for Australian-born baby Ferouz and other babies in detention are urgently calling on Immigration Minister Scott Morrison to prevent the imminent removal of 25 babies to detention on Nauru.
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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Senate to decide today whether to send baby Ferouz to Nauru The future of baby Ferouz and 107 other Australian-born babies today lies in the hands of the Senate, with amendments to be debated this morning that would allow the Federal Government to send the babies to Nauru.
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
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Contingency fees to boost access to justice: Productivity Commission A recommendation from the Productivity Commission in favour of a damages-based fee system has been welcomed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers’ class actions leader Andrew Watson, as a key way to improve access to justice.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
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Parliament forum to highlight appalling treatment of sick NSW police officers Lawyers and police officers who are discharged from the force due to illness will today argue for better insurance arrangements for service men and women at a NSW Parliamentary Forum.
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Introduction of class actions regime welcome in providing greater access to justice for Queenslanders Class action experts at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed moves by the State Government to introduce a long-awaited class actions regime in Queensland.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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Maurice Blackburn gets race ready for ‘In Her Shoes’ relay Maurice Blackburn is this year proudly sponsoring the In Her Shoes relay race on 28 November in an effort to raise awareness in the Cairns community of the devastating effects of domestic and family violence.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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Disabled workers to benefit after Senate votes against unfair payment scheme Law firm Maurice Blackburn, which is representing up to 10,000 intellectually disabled workers in a class action over unfair pay, has welcomed the Senate’s decision last night to reject a bill that would have further disadvantaged these vulnerable workers.
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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Senate report leaves Australian-born babies one step closer to Nauru The fate of over 100 Australian-born babies living in detention now lays in the hands of the Australian Senate, with a bill that will allow them to be sent to Nauru set to be debated as early as today.