Maurice Blackburn


Cash Converters class action trial begins with $16.4m settlement

22-Oct-2018 12:28 PM
Day one of the class action trial alleging payday lending giant Cash Converters acted unconscionably and unlawfully in imposing astronomical interest rates on short term loans on Queensland borrowers, has begun with Cash Converters agreeing to a $16.4 million settlement of one part of the claim.

Victorian call for national silicosis register welcome

12-Oct-2018 12:54 PM
Lawyers for silicosis sufferers have today welcomed reports the Victorian Government will push for the urgent establishment of a national silicosis register to keep workers safe.

Melbourne abortion clinic and legal centre argue case for safe access zone laws in High Court challenge

08-Oct-2018 11:54 AM
Laws that protect the dignity, safety and privacy of women seeking reproductive healthcare should be upheld, the High Court will hear in a case set to begin in Canberra tomorrow.

Victorian woman wins court challenge against IVF laws

21-Sep-2018 4:59 PM
A Victorian woman will be able to try and conceive a child through IVF and donor sperm after successfully challenging a law that required her to obtain the consent of her estranged husband to undergo the procedure.

Lawyers welcome plan to improve mental health care for Victorian first responders

12-Sep-2018 12:55 PM
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today welcomed plans for landmark reforms to Victoria’s WorkCover system that will help protect the state’s first responders.   Azmeena Hussain, a workplace injury lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, said the

Sexual harassment statistics show Australian workplaces still have a long way to go

12-Sep-2018 12:46 PM
Sexual harassment statistics show Australian workplaces still have a long way to go   Shocking statistics released today by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner show Australian workplaces still have a long way to go to stamp out and preven

Maurice Blackburn files class action against Woolworths

11-Sep-2018 9:33 AM
Australia’s leading class action law firm Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, together with litigation funder International Litigation Funding Partners (ILFP), have filed a case against supermarket and retail giant Woolworths (ASX: WOW) in the Federal Court, with estimates the claim could exceed $100 million for aggrieved investors.

Big retailers should be held accountable for the unpaid wages bill of exploited cleaners in their supply chain

04-Sep-2018 6:00 AM
New laws that would see big retailers like Myer, Coles and Woolworths held financially responsible for the exploitation of contracted and subcontracted cleaners are urgently needed, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will tell a Senate inquiry today.

Angela Williamson case to be referred to Federal Court

17-Aug-2018 1:43 PM
The case of Tasmanian woman Angela Williamson against her former employer Cricket Australia has not resolved after a Fair Work Commission conciliation this morning.

Landmark court decision will bring sick refugee child and family to Australia for medical treatment

03-Jul-2018 2:30 PM
A sick two-year-old refugee girl will be flown to Australia within 48 hours for urgent medical treatment, following a Federal Court decision handed down today.

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