Thursday, 23 May 2019
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Lawyers welcome greater reporting of child sexual abuse in Western Australia Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed that Western Australia will introduce changes to the state’s mandatory reporting laws to ensure allegations of abuse, including those raised in the confessional, will be reported.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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Labor wage theft reforms a welcome measure to assist unpaid workers Lawyers have today welcomed the announcement that a Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new small claims jurisdiction for wage underpayments if elected, saying the move would help to ensure a fairer and more efficient process for workers seeking access to justice.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
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Landmark High Court trial to test if Constitutional ‘aliens’ power applies to Aboriginal Australians Tomorrow a landmark trial will be held in the High Court of Australia to determine an important threshold question as to whether Aboriginal Australians can be considered an ‘alien’ under the Constitution and, as a result, be deported following a serious criminal conviction.
Friday, 3 May 2019
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Uber set for epic Supreme Court showdown as class action is filed Global ridesharing giant Uber will face potentially one of Australia’s biggest class actions, as thousands of taxi, hire car, charter vehicle and limousine drivers and licence owners across the country join forces to hold Uber accountable for destroying their livelihoods.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
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Tough new compliance code to protect Victorian workers from deadly silica exposure Lawyers for silicosis sufferers have today welcomed the Victorian Government’s plan to launch an unprecedented blitz on over 300 high-risk workplaces, and introduce a tough new compliance code for businesses to protect workers in the state from the deadly lung disease silicosis.
Thursday, 18 April 2019
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Maurice Blackburn files Lendlease shareholder class action Construction giant Lendlease Group Limited (LLC) will now certainly face a shareholder class action after Australia’s leading class action law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, today filed an open class action in the New South Wales Supreme Court.
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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Action needed on Senate Committee report to improve access to justice for victims of financial wrongdoing Lawyers have welcomed a Senate Committee report into the resolution of disputes with financial services providers within the justice system, saying the report’s recommendations build upon the banking Royal Commission’s work to help rebalance the legal process in improving access to justice for consumers.
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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Abortion win in High Court Laws that promote the safety, dignity and privacy of women seeking reproductive healthcare have been upheld by the High Court of Australia.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
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New research: more than half of Australians have no Will, many in the dark about what happens without a Will More than half of Australians do not have a Will and of those, almost 40% have no idea what happens to their assets in the event they pass away without a Will, according to new research commissioned by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Sunday, 7 April 2019
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Sommelier brings Federal Court action against $400 per head Sepia restaurant A Federal Court claim has been filed alleging widespread breaches of the Fair Work Act against $400 per head Sepia restaurant and its directors Vicki Wild and Martin Benn.
Thursday, 4 April 2019
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Lendlease to face shareholder class action investigation Construction giant Lendlease Group (LLC) is set to face fresh legal claims it breached the Corporations Act by failing to properly inform the market of serious problems in its Engineering and Services Business, which led to millions being wiped off its market capitalisation value when the true extent of the problems was revealed.
Wednesday, 3 April 2019
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Parliamentary report delivers scathing indictment on national redress scheme and must be acted on Lawyers for abuse survivors have welcomed a parliamentary committee report released overnight, with the report a scathing indictment of the national redress scheme that calls for major amendments to ensure the scheme puts survivors first and is consistent with the recommendations of the Royal Commission.