Maurice Blackburn Media Statements

Friday, 18 May 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Tuesday, 8 May 2018
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New Victorian laws for national redress scheme will provide important choice for survivors seeking justice Lawyers who represent abuse survivors have welcomed the introduction of new laws that pave the way for Victorian survivors to access a national redress scheme.
Saturday, 14 April 2018
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Federal Government agrees to bring child to Australia after urgent court action sought The Federal Government has agreed to transfer a child to Australia from Nauru, after an urgent court application was filed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers overnight.
Friday, 13 April 2018
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Urgent court proceedings filed tonight after Federal Govt refuses to agree to bring child on Nauru to Australia for medical treatment An urgent court application has been lodged with the Federal Court tonight after the Federal Government refused to agree to requests to remove a child from Nauru for medical treatment.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
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Key legal barrier lifted for WA child sexual abuse survivors Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed the WA Parliament’s removal of the legal barriers stopping child sexual abuse survivors from accessing justice and compensation through the civil courts.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
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Reinstatement of Mr Rohan Brown, Trinity Grammar This evening we were informed that following the conclusion of the Finkelstein Review our client, Mr Rohan Brown, will be re-instated to his former role as Deputy Headmaster at Trinity Grammar.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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National second medical opinion scheme needed to improve patient care at hospitals Leading medical law firm Maurice Blackburn is pushing for a national second medical opinion scheme to be rolled out across all Australian hospitals.
Friday, 6 April 2018
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New Victorian laws on backyard pools welcomed, but pool fence regulations don’t go far enough Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has welcomed the Victorian Government’s plans to improve backyard pool safety, including the introduction of a mandatory inspection regime, but says it is disappointing that a move to fully fence all pools has not been pursued.