Maurice Blackburn Media Statements

Thursday, 5 April 2018
Maurice Blackburn Media Statements -
Royal Commission must scrutinise life insurance industry codes of practice after 700 insurer breaches reported in six months The life insurance industry’s self-regulated code of practice is failing to protect consumers and warrants serious scrutiny by the banking Royal Commission, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have warned in a submission lodged today with the Royal Commission.
Tuesday, 3 April 2018
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NSW measures to ensure greater reporting of child sexual abuse welcome, Catholic Church must follow suit Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed an announcement from the NSW Government to implement serious penalties for failure to report child sexual abuse, and have urged all states to work together to ensure similar measures are extended to Catholic Church confessionals as a matter of urgency.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
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Senate committee accepts time limits to accept redress under current national scheme bill completely inadequate Lawyers for abuse survivors have today welcomed a Senate committee report that found the three month timeframe enshrined within the current national redress scheme bill for accepting offers of redress is completely inadequate to meet the needs of survivors.
Thursday, 29 March 2018
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Senate committee cyber bullying report backs call for social media giants to have a duty of care to keep users safe Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed a Senate committee report outlining sweeping recommendations to combat cyber bullying.
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
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Parliamentary life insurance inquiry confirms industry codes of conduct must have teeth to protect consumers Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed a parliamentary report released today into the life insurance industry that reinforces the urgent need for industry codes of conduct to have teeth – namely regulatory oversight and enforceability – to properly hold insurers to account.
Friday, 16 March 2018
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VW surrenders on cheat mode results – Trial update As the trial enters its closing submissions phase, VW has, in its closing address to the Court finally conceded on the major point that only its ‘test’ mode was able to pass Australia’s emissions testing standards.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
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Feds go for lowest common denominator approach in delivering redress for abuse survivors Lawyers for abuse survivors say the Federal Government have gone for the lowest common denominator approach to secure sign-up for the national redress scheme, with the Government today conceding that any Senate push would be overridden by state agreements.
Friday, 9 March 2018
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All states and institutions must now follow NSW and Victoria’s lead and commit to the national redress scheme Lawyers who represent abuse survivors have today welcomed New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria’s commitment to sign on to the national redress scheme.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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Disenfranchised Retail Food Group investors to take action After watching the market capitalisation of Retail Food Group (RFG) lose well over $550 million, investors will now be able to hold the company to account for failing to disclose its unsustainable franchise model.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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New laws will help child abuse survivors seek justice Maurice Blackburn Lawyers says child abuse survivors will have greater access to justice after the Victorian Government today introduced new laws to overturn an unfair loophole that prevented survivors from suing some organisations for their abuse.
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
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Social media platforms must be held to account for harm caused by cyber bullying and violence New laws that would see big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter liable for harm caused by cyber bullying and violence are urgently needed.
Monday, 5 March 2018
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Time to come clean VW – Australian Dieselgate trial begins The global Volkswagen emissions scandal that has hit around 100,000 affected Australian motorists will face trial today, as the Maurice Blackburn-led class action against the international and local arms of the motoring giant begins.