Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Proposed industrial manslaughter laws welcomed in Victoria Maurice Blackburn has welcomed tougher workplace safety laws announced by the Andrews Labor Government that will make workplace manslaughter a criminal offence.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
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New laws a major win for Queensland abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement that it will extend the definition of abuse to include serious physical and psychological abuse, set aside the statute of limitations for these survivors to pursue civil claims, and reverse the onus of proof on institutions in these matters.
Monday, 21 October 2019
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Class action win as Cash Converters coughs up for clients Around 68,000 Queensland Cash Converters clients have today secured $42.5 million in compensation over allegations the payday lender breached Queensland credit laws by effectively charging borrowers interest rates of more than 175 per cent per annum.
Friday, 18 October 2019
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ASIC TPD insurance report puts the spotlight on ADL definitions Insurance lawyers have today welcomed an ASIC report into TPD insurance and the claims handling process, saying the report had identified key issues for reform, including harsh and unfair definition terms.
Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Colonial’s MySuper delay draws class action Australia’s leading class action firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, has today filed a class action on behalf of thousands of MySuper account holders with Colonial First State in relation to alleged breaches of super trustee duties that have caused substantial losses to over 100,000 members over several years.
Friday, 11 October 2019
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AWU welcomes court's decision that investigation leading to AFP raids was invalid The Australian Workers' Union has today welcomed the Federal Court's ruling that the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) did not have reasonable grounds to launch an investigation into the union that led to the AFP raiding the AWU's offices.
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
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Increase in organisations joining national Redress Scheme welcome, but more work urgently needed Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the announcement that more than 300 additional sites have joined the National Redress Scheme, but said the scheme continued to have a long way to go in delivering proper access to justice for survivors.
Friday, 27 September 2019
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Justice for toddler left with severe disability by children’s hospital After more than a decade of legal battles, a Perth family has had their fight for justice for their severely injured daughter vindicated by the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Thursday, 26 September 2019
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Ban manufactured stone to protect workers’ lives Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is supporting calls in NSW to ban manufactured stone to protect workers from developing life-threatening silicosis in recognition that experts have concluded there is no safe level of exposure to silica dust.
Monday, 16 September 2019
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Australian diesel emissions class action sees millions flow back to Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda customers Australian motorists caught up in the global diesel emissions issue involving around 100,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda EA189 diesel vehicles will be able to access millions in compensation after the global automotive giant agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement of its Australian class action today with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Friday, 6 September 2019
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Fair Work Commission backs AWU, workers after Esso tried to erode pay and conditions The Australian Workers’ Union and leading workplace advocates Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today welcomed a decision by the Fair Work Commission to block Esso from terminating a long-standing workplace agreement, saying it was a significant victory for hard-working oil and gas workers and their families.
Tuesday, 3 September 2019
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Radio Rentals’ $29 million mistake on rent, try, buy More than two years after being filed in the Federal Court, a consumer class action on behalf of vulnerable Australians trapped in unfair consumer leases, has secured a $29 million settlement.