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More than just a damaged ego: defamation in the current climate

Employment law

More than just a damaged ego: defamation in the current climate

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?

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Puppy farmers put on notice after tribunal decision

Social justice

Puppy farmers put on notice after tribunal decision

Dodgy dog breeders have been put on notice after a Victorian couple successfully took legal action against the Gumtree sellers who sold them a flea and worm-infested puppy.

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Is the fear of antibiotic resistance impacting patient’s medical treatment?

Patient safety

Is the fear of antibiotic resistance impacting patient’s medical treatment?

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.

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The life and death legal fights for the sick kids on Nauru

Social justice

The life and death legal fights for the sick kids on Nauru

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.

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Distracted drivers leave no room for error

Road rights

Distracted drivers leave no room for error

Road safety stats reveal Australian drivers are distracted around 45 per cent of the time on our roads.

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National Apology: Daniel's story

Abuse law

National Apology: Daniel's story

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.

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