Friday, 8 June 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
All states must follow ACT lead in legislating to include the confessional in mandatory reporting of child sex abuse Lawyers for abuse survivors have today called on all state Attorney Generals to act urgently in following the lead of the ACT in legislating tough new mandatory reporting requirements on child sex abuse that include the confessional.
Thursday, 7 June 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn welcomes TAC changes for injured Vic cyclists Victorian cyclists injured in road accidents with stationary vehicles will be able to access much needed Transport Accident Commission (TAC) benefits thanks to legislative changes introduced by the Andrews Labor Government.
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Lawyers welcome Anglican Church, Scouts, Salvation Army and YMCA joining national redress scheme, others must follow suit Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed confirmation that more institutions will join the national redress scheme, including the Anglican Church, Scouts, the Salvation Army and the YMCA, and urged other institutions to follow suit or risk losing their tax deductibility status.
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Scouts NSW must show genuine compassion for abuse victims Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today welcomed Scouts Australia joining the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse, but warned its NSW division has treated victims poorly.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Other institutions must follow Catholic Church in joining redress scheme or lose charity tax deductibility status Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the announcement that the Catholic Church will join the national redress scheme, saying state and federal governments must be prepared to take swift action if other institutions fail to follow suit.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Scathing PC report slams deficient insurance code of practice, sends blunt message that industry must act Today’s Productivity Commission superannuation report has delivered a scathing assessment of the insurance industry’s voluntary code of practice, putting the industry bluntly on notice that it can no longer ignore the need for a rigorous code according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Monday, 28 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn welcomes national redress scheme for South Australia Lawyers who represent abuse survivors have today welcomed South Australia’s commitment to sign on to the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
Friday, 18 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
VMIA and Federal Government must be held to account for failing abuse survivors Lawyers have today blasted a decision from one Victoria’s biggest public insurers to not fund redress scheme payments, saying insurers must meet their responsibilities to abuse survivors and that the decision again demonstrated the Federal Government’s failure to deliver a fair and robust redress scheme.
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Clear choice now on table for AMP shareholder action Investors will now have the option of using Australia’s most successful and experienced class actions team – Maurice Blackburn Lawyers – to pursue the high-profile corporate conduct failings at AMP.
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
New legislation a key step to reforming the NT’s youth detention system, but must be matched with action Lawyers heading a class action for young people abused while in detention in the Northern Territory’s youth justice system say a new bill passed today could be pivotal to reforming the system, but compliance is the key to driving real change.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Federal budget measures to better protect young people’s retirement balances a welcome and sensible step Lawyers have welcomed a Federal budget announcement outlining sensible measures for opt-in insurance for young people, saying the proposed legislation preserved a critical default cover safety net whilst also ensuring retirement balances are not unnecessarily eroded.
Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Statement regarding Qld asbestos claim and trial The Supreme Court has been advised today that a confidential settlement has been reached in the matter of Sydney Lacey, who had brought a mesothelioma claim against James Hardie.