Report denies insurers greater say in worker rehabilitation
Lawyers have welcomed a parliamentary committee report that has slapped down a push from insurers for increased involvement in worker rehabilitation, saying the Royal Commission had made clear insurers had a long way to go to rebuild trust with consumers without being handed expanded powers.
Monday, 22 October 2018
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Cash Converters class action trial begins with $16.4m settlement
Day one of the class action trial alleging payday lending giant Cash Converters acted unconscionably and unlawfully in imposing astronomical interest rates on short term loans on Queensland borrowers, has begun with Cash Converters agreeing to a $16.4 million settlement of one part of the claim.
SA coronial finding exposes dangerous patient safety gap
Lawyers and the family of a man who died from administered opioid medication at the Flinders Medical Centre have called for an urgent improvement to patient safety after the South Australian Deputy State Coroner Bashir found his death was preventable.