Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Legal win for abuse survivor against the Anglican Church could assist other Queensland survivors Leading abuse law firm Maurice Blackburn says a landmark Court of Appeal win for a sexual abuse survivor against the Anglican Diocese of Rockhampton could significantly benefit many abuse survivors across the state.
Friday, 27 August 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Child abuse legislation welcome, SA Govt must now act with urgency to implement reforms Leading abuse law firm Maurice Blackburn has welcomed proposed new laws for South Australian abuse survivors but has urged the State Government to act with urgency in implementing the reforms through the Parliament, with South Australia continuing to lag other states in improving access to justice for survivors.
Friday, 27 August 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Redress option an important win for Retta Dixon survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors have welcomed this week’s announcement that Darwin’s notorious Retta Dixon Home will now be covered by the National Redress Scheme.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
New hearing as Federal Government fights to keep Robodebt information secret A long-running legal battle to access documents behind the Federal Government’s botched Robodebt scheme will be back before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on Wednesday 25 August.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Distraught dog owners seek redress after much loved family pets killed or injured by contaminated food Leading class actions law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is investigating a class action against Maffra & District Knackery Pty Ltd (also trading as Backmans Greyhound Meats and Backmans Greyhound Supplies) (‘Maffra Knackery’) after dozens of dogs died or fell ill after eating pet food produced by the company.
Monday, 9 August 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Federal Court to hear application to release key documents relating to sports rorts scandal The Federal Court will tomorrow hear an application for orders compelling the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to hand over key documents relating to the role of former Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie and her staff in the sports rorts scandal.
Friday, 30 July 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Win for workers: TWU holds Qantas to account for replacing employees with cheap contract labour Leading law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today welcomed a Federal Court judgment that ruled Qantas’ outsourcing of 2,000 workers is unlawful under the Fair Work Act.
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Maurice Blackburn settles class action over mistreatment of young people in NT youth detention for $35m Social justice law firm Maurice Blackburn has secured a $35 million class action settlement on behalf of young people mistreated while in youth detention in the Northern Territory.
Monday, 26 July 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Family seeks justice for the murder of Reza Berati on Manus Island The parents of Iranian asylum seeker Reza Berati, who died in 2014 after being brutally beaten in an Australian offshore detention centre, have commenced legal action over his death.
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Dust Diseases Taskforce report falls well short in protecting stonemasons Lawyers for workers suffering with silicosis have expressed serious concerns that the National Dust Diseases Taskforce final report does not go far enough in protecting workers from serious harm.
Monday, 5 July 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
QLD measures to strengthen criminal child sexual offence laws now in effect Leading abuse law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed new criminal offence provisions that have come into effect today in Queensland that will help to bolster protections for children against institutionalised sexual abuse.
Friday, 18 June 2021
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Secrecy surrounding Robodebt to be tested in legal battle A long-running legal battle to access documents behind the Federal Government’s botched Robodebt scheme will be heard next week by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal from June 21 to 23.