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Spike in water injuries prompts safety call for summer

Public safety

Spike in water injuries prompts safety call for summer

A spike in the number of serious maritime injuries in Victoria has now prompted Maurice Blackburn Lawyers to issue a safety reminder to recreational water users, particularly power boat drivers and jet skiers.

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The skin cancer threat: top tips to reduce your risk

Patient safety

The skin cancer threat: top tips to reduce your risk

Since the ‘slip, slop, slap’ campaign was launched in 1981, most Australians would be well aware of the steps that need to be taken to limit their sun exposure and to prevent skin cancer from occurring. However, despite the success of the ‘slip, slop, slap’ campaign, Australia still has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with the Cancer Council reporting that two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.

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Why employees and employers should be careful at end of year parties

Employment law

Why employees and employers should be careful at end of year parties

The end of year party is a great way to relax, debrief and bond with your colleagues.  But the end of year party also tends to be alcohol-fuelled and brings with it the risk that people will behave badly.  From an employment lawyer’s perspective, it often create challenges as the line between work and out of hours becomes blurred.

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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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