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.
Thursday, 29 August 2019
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Government slapped down for dragging sick asylum seekers through pointless legal battle Leading social justice lawyers Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the National Justice Project today slammed the government for launching frivolous and expensive legal battles against asylum seekers after the Federal Court today rejected its claim that it did not have jurisdiction in the area.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
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Maurice Blackburn named as partner law firm for CFMEU Victorian-Tasmanian Construction Branch The Victorian-Tasmanian Construction Branch of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has today announced that Australia’s leading labour law firm, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, will provide legal services for the union’s members.
Friday, 23 August 2019
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Medevac changes will hurt children, spark costly legal battles Leading social justice advocates Maurice Blackburn Lawyers say proposed changes to the so-called Medevac Bill will threaten the health of refugees, whose medical needs will again be decided by bureaucrats rather than medical professionals and risks a return to costly legal battles to ensure refugees get the care they need.
Thursday, 22 August 2019
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QLD measures to strengthen child sexual offence laws, including failure to report in confessional, welcome Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed an announcement from the Queensland Government regarding proposed new legislation to strengthen child sexual offence laws, including a new failure to report offence that will extend to the confessional.
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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Pell verdict delivers much-needed justice for those abused Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal to uphold the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, saying the verdict has seen justice delivered at long last for those abused by Cardinal Pell and their families.
Tuesday, 13 August 2019
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Ageing trees need urgent safety audit Leading public safety advocates Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have called for an urgent safety audit of ageing trees across Melbourne following a tragic death caused by a falling tree this week.
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
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Airservices Australia workplace culture so poor it could "compromise the safety of passengers" Former Federal Court Judge, the Honourable Anthony North QC, has released a report detailing serious concerns that Airservices Australia is so pervaded by bullying and sexual harassment that it poses a possible threat to the safety of air travellers.
Thursday, 18 July 2019
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Slap on the wrist for George Calombaris won't end wage theft in hospitality industry Leading workplace advocates Maurice Blackburn Lawyers are concerned a $200,000 “contrition payment” agreed to by celebrity chef George Calombaris was not enough to discourage widespread underpayment in the hospitality industry.
Saturday, 29 June 2019
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Lawyers welcome lifting deeds of release for abuse survivors in Tasmania Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement to set aside deeds of release and to impose a duty of care on organisations exercising authority over children, saying the reforms were significant in improving access to justice for survivors of abuse.