Maurice Blackburn Media Statements

Thursday, 31 May 2018
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Scouts NSW must show genuine compassion for abuse victims Maurice Blackburn Lawyers today welcomed Scouts Australia joining the national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse, but warned its NSW division has treated victims poorly.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
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Other institutions must follow Catholic Church in joining redress scheme or lose charity tax deductibility status Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed the announcement that the Catholic Church will join the national redress scheme, saying state and federal governments must be prepared to take swift action if other institutions fail to follow suit.
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
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Scathing PC report slams deficient insurance code of practice, sends blunt message that industry must act Today’s Productivity Commission superannuation report has delivered a scathing assessment of the insurance industry’s voluntary code of practice, putting the industry bluntly on notice that it can no longer ignore the need for a rigorous code according to Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
Monday, 28 May 2018
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Maurice Blackburn welcomes national redress scheme for South Australia Lawyers who represent abuse survivors have today welcomed South Australia’s commitment to sign on to the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
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.