Maurice Blackburn Media Statements

Friday, 6 June 2014
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Government’s payment plan for disabled workers ‘another attack’ on the most vulnerable Employment law firm Maurice Blackburn, has raised grave concerns about the Federal Government's recent move to legislate a payment scheme that would pay underpaid intellectually disabled workers just half of what they would receive if their class action is successful.
Friday, 6 June 2014
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SP AusNet blames victims of the 2009 Black Saturday Kilmore-East Kinglake bushfire trial as closing submissions begin today Victoria's longest running class action, the trial against SP AusNet over the 2009 Black Saturday Kilmore-East Kinglake bushfire, is ending after more than 16 months. Remarkably, SP AusNet is arguing that it should not have to pay damages to people who were injured in the fire.
Friday, 30 May 2014
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Trial begins over Muckaty station nuclear waste dump The historic legal fight over a proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory will go to trial in the Federal Court before Justice North for over five weeks starting Monday 2 June, 2014.
Monday, 26 May 2014
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Pressure building on Victoria to introduce lane filtering Road safety advocates Maurice Blackburn is calling on the Victorian Government to take action to legalise lane filtering to boost motorcycle safety and ease congestion.
Thursday, 22 May 2014
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Discussion on lane filtering in Qld to ease congestion welcome Introducing lane filtering in Queensland would be a welcome move that would help to reduce confusion and ease congestion, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers said today.
Friday, 16 May 2014
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Leighton reaches swift $69.45m class action settlement Leighton Holdings Limited has agreed to a multi-million dollar payout to shareholders impacted by its alleged continuous disclosure breaches from 2010-2011.
Friday, 16 May 2014
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New campaign to improve ceiling safety welcome A campaign announced today to help raise awareness of the risks of working in ceilings has been welcomed by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the family of Mitchell Sweeney.
Thursday, 1 May 2014
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Race law reforms could affect workplace unity Proposed changes to Australia's racial discrimination laws could have a negative impact on the unity of diverse workplaces, according to leading employment law firm Maurice Blackburn.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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Air Cargo cartel class action set to land $38 million settlement Maurice Blackburn’s long-running air-cargo cartel class action is set to conclude, with a $38 million settlement reached with most respondents.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
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Australian-born babies in detention win transfer reprieve Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have welcomed an undertaking overnight that the Immigration Department will not transfer 26 Australian-born babies to offshore detention until their right to remain in Australia is determined in a similar test case.
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
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Maurice Blackburn acts to protect more Australian born babies in detention Law firm Maurice Blackburn has today written to the Federal Government seeking urgent undertakings that it will not remove 26 Australian-born babies to offshore detention centres at Nauru or Manus Island.
Friday, 11 April 2014
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Murrindindi-Marysville bushfire class action registrations to close The Supreme Court of Victoria has ordered that people who suffered injury, property or economic loss as a result of the 2009 Murrindindi-Marysville Black Saturday bushfire must now register their compensation claims.