Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Claim brought against Commonwealth and detention centre operators for sexual assault of child on Nauru Leading social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has filed a claim against the Commonwealth government and detention centre operators on behalf of a child who was repeatedly assaulted on Nauru.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Flinders Ranges Traditional Owners take radioactive waste concerns to Australian Human Rights Commission Traditional Owners have lodged an Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) complaint alleging a fundamentally flawed process in the consideration of a site near Hawker as a proposed national radioactive waste facility.
Friday, 14 December 2018
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B+ rating for NSW in implementing key Royal Commission law reforms for abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors have applauded New South Wales (NSW) on legal reforms to improve access to justice, saying a year on from the Royal Commission’s final report NSW had made strong progress in acting on many recommendations made by the Commission
Friday, 14 December 2018
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ACT secures A rating in implementing key Royal Commission reforms for abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors have today applauded the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) for taking strong action to implement key legal reforms in the 12 months since the abuse Royal Commission handed down its final report.
Friday, 14 December 2018
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NT lagging on implementation of key Royal Commission recommendations for abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors have called on the Northern Territory to prioritise legal reforms to improve access to justice, saying a year on from the Royal Commission’s final report the Territory had rated poorly against other states and territories in taking action on key recommendations made by the Commission.
Friday, 14 December 2018
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B- rating for QLD with more work to do to implement key abuse Royal Commission law reform recommendations Lawyers for abuse survivors have called on Queensland to prioritise legal reforms to improve access to justice for abuse survivors, saying a year on from the Royal Commission’s final report the Sunshine State had more work to do to implement key recommendations.
Friday, 14 December 2018
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A+ rating for Victoria in leading the nation on key Royal Commission recommendations for abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors have today applauded the significant work of Victoria in implementing critical legal reforms in the wake of the abuse Royal Commission, saying one year on from the Commission’s final report Victoria had led the nation when it came to delivering access to justice for survivors.
Friday, 14 December 2018
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Committee report into proposed CTP changes raises more questions than answers Lawyers have today called for Canberra’s CTP reform process to go back to the drawing board after a Parliamentary Committee report looking at proposed scheme changes raised more questions than answers about the impacts of any changes on injured motorists.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
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Chief Minister’s office documents question integrity of CTP reform process Documents released under Freedom of Information (FOI) have raised transparency questions regarding the nature of the relationship between the Chief Minister’s office and major insurer Suncorp during the ACT’s recent CTP reform process.
Thursday, 6 December 2018
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Kids off Nauru bill should prompt action to remove all refugees and asylum seekers from offshore detention Social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn is calling for the Australian Parliament to pass the bill to get children and sick adults out of offshore detention for medical assessment and treatment in Australia.
Thursday, 6 December 2018
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Lawyers for sick refugees express disappointment over stalled Nauru bill Social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn says it is disappointed that a bill to get children and sick adults out of offshore detention for medical assessment and treatment in Australia has failed to pass the Australian Parliament today.
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
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Committee recommendations for improved stillbirths data welcome but greater reforms needed to improve safety Lawyers have today welcomed the handing down of a Senate Committee report into stillbirth research education, including key recommendations to prioritise the development of national comprehensive perinatal deaths data collection.