From Rebel Wilson to Joe Hockey and Geoffrey Rush, the past few years have been dotted with high profile Australians making claims for damages to their reputation. But you don’t have to insult someone famous to find yourself on the receiving end of a defamation lawsuit – so what does the law say?
The World Health Organisation has described antibiotic resistance as one of the greatest threats to human health. This however shouldn’t deter medical professionals from providing antibiotic therapy in cases that warrant and require such treatment.
In 2018 Maurice Blackburn has acted pro bono to get more than 20 people off Nauru for medical care. Many of our cases involved children, some as young as six months old. It is no exaggeration to say that these are life and death cases.
It took Daniel 32 years to be able to tell his story: at 13, he was sexually abused by a teacher at a Perth high school.
“I carried it in silence for 30-odd years,” he says. “I literally didn’t tell a soul until November last year when the Royal Commission findings were being handed down.