Sunday, 23 September 2018
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Lawyers welcome measures to ensure greater public reporting on company gender pay gaps Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed an announcement from Federal Labor to ensure greater accountability for companies in addressing the gender pay gap, including increased public reporting and efforts to put an end to pay secrecy clauses.
Friday, 21 September 2018
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Victorian woman wins court challenge against IVF laws A Victorian woman will be able to try and conceive a child through IVF and donor sperm after successfully challenging a law that required her to obtain the consent of her estranged husband to undergo the procedure.
Sunday, 16 September 2018
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Aged care Royal Commission welcome, must include scrutiny of elder financial abuse Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed the announcement of a Royal Commission into aged care and have called for elder financial abuse to also be scrutinised as part of the inquiry.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
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Sexual harassment statistics show Australian workplaces still have a long way to go Shocking statistics released today by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner show Australian workplaces still have a long way to go to stamp out and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace, according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
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Lawyers welcome plan to improve mental health care for Victorian first responders Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed plans for landmark reforms to Victoria’s WorkCover system that will help protect the state’s first responders.
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
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Maurice Blackburn files class action against Woolworths Australia’s leading class action law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, together with litigation funder International Litigation Funding Partners (ILFP), have filed a case against supermarket and retail giant Woolworths (ASX: WOW) in the Federal Court, with estimates the claim could exceed $100 million for aggrieved investors.
Monday, 3 September 2018
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Big retailers should be held accountable for the unpaid wages bill of exploited cleaners in their supply chain New laws that would see big retailers like Myer, Coles and Woolworths held financially responsible for the exploitation of contracted and subcontracted cleaners are urgently needed, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will tell a Senate inquiry today.
Thursday, 30 August 2018
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Former Cricket Australia employee files court action over her dismissal for abortion rights tweets Lawyers acting for Tasmanian woman Angela Williamson have today filed legal action in the Federal Court over her dismissal from Cricket Australia.
Friday, 17 August 2018
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Angela Williamson case to be referred to Federal Court The case of Tasmanian woman Angela Williamson against her former employer Cricket Australia has not resolved after a Fair Work Commission conciliation this morning.
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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Maurice Blackburn files major Brambles class action Australia’s leading class actions law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, has today filed a class action against listed supply-chain logistics company Brambles (ASX: BXB), with the company facing a series of allegations relating to continuous disclosure failures that led to two significant share price plunges for shareholders.
Friday, 3 August 2018
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Shareholder class action gets a dam site tougher for BHP The Big Australian BHP is facing a proposed class action by Australia’s leading class action law firm, with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers informing the Federal Court today it intends to represent shareholders that overpaid millions for inflated BHP shares.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018
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Evidence destroys empty rhetoric against class actions Any moves to make it easier for mass corporate wrongdoing to evade justice should be avoided at all costs, according to a submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission made by the country’s leading class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.