Maurice Blackburn Lawyers Newsletters


Friday, 27 May 2016
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Hungry Jetstar worker reinstated by the Fair Work Commission Jetstar has been ordered by the Fair Work Commission to reinstate an engineer who was dismissed for driving a “tow tug” — usually only used in airports — on a public road to go and buy lunch.
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
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Gene patent test case win: High Court of Australia rules patent is invalid Gene patent verdict means that medical testing and research in Australia involving the human genome cannot be monopolised by corporations. The High Court of Australia unanimously upheld an appeal in the gene patent test case, bringing an end to a five year fight over the validity of a patent over the isolated BRCA1 gene.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
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Accruing and taking leave while receiving WorkCover payments – can it be done? The recent Full Bench of the Federal Court decision in Anglican Care v NSW Nurses and Midwives Association has clearly paved the way for Victorian workers absent from work and receiving workers’ compensation payments to continue to take or accrue leave during that period.
Monday, 20 July 2015
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Win for workers Maurice Blackburn and the TWU have won a landmark case in the Fair Work Commission which sends a strong message to employers about overstepping boundaries when it comes to workers’ health, privacy and their personal lives.
Monday, 20 July 2015
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Unions should be wary of the Abbott Government’s Freedoms Inquiry Any moves to change the current adverse action provisions of the Fair Work Act regarding the reverse onus would be completely unnecessary.
Monday, 20 July 2015
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Pregnancy discrimination case study Commonwealth Government and the state and territory anti-discrimination laws help protect people from discrimination and harassment. This includes prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy.
Monday, 20 July 2015
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“It’s about the money” – spotting the signs of elder abuse Using money as a weapon to control older people is a common yet under recognised way older people suffer serious abuse. Maurice Blackburn says older people can be left financially destitute by the illegal and unethical actions of those who have control of their finances.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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Deaths in mental health facilities arising from mismanagement When a person is admitted to a psychiatric hospital, especially where the individual is given ‘involuntary patient’ status, the hospital has a responsibility to ensure that the person suffers no harm.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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Emergency psychiatric care falls short leading to patient death A recent coronial inquiry in Victoria has highlighted the problems with providing psychiatric care in an emergency department setting.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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Consumer rights in mental health inpatient units State-based legislation governs the admission of people suffering a mental illness (“consumers”) to mental health inpatient units (“MHIU”). MHIUs are usually part of a public hospital.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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A state of flux: How mental health affects decision making The law presumes that all adults have the capacity to make decisions affecting their freedom, finances, and living arrangements. In some circumstances, this isn’t the case, such as when a person suffers a brain injury and becomes unable to make decisions or manage their own affairs.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
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Compensation for psychiatric injuries following death of a child: Rasmussen v v South Western Sydney Local Health District [2013] NSWSC 656 The loss of a child is a traumatic event for any parent but where the death occurs due to another’s negligence, it can be the cause of major psychiatric sequelae.