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Published on 23 November 2017: It is well understood that serious injuries that are caused by an employer’s negligence in maintaining health and safety standards typically attract large compensation payouts, but exactly how does the process work?
Published on 21 November 2017: The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is organised by the World Health Organisation each year on the third Sunday in November.
Published on 20 November 2017: As the Commonwealth Government’s Redress scheme continues to be debated, we address a question that many clients have asked of us - whether to litigate or not?
Published on 15 November 2017: Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that 61.6% of voters said yes to marriage equality, with 133 out of 150 electorates having a majority of yes votes.
Published on 13 November 2017: The end of the year is typically the busiest time in family law in Victoria. Every October and November, we are approached by clients from all walks of life and for myriad reasons, seeking to formalise their divorce.
Published on 09 November 2017: How will the proposed redress scheme for survivors of institutional childhood sexual abuse work without the support of State governments and non-government institutions?
Published on 02 November 2017: Most people who are ill or injured don't realise that they may have a number of insurance entitlements that sit behind their Superannuation fund.
Published on 27 October 2017: A Bill to be introduced into parliament - if enacted, will establish a Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse - but has been met with disappointment.
Published on 27 October 2017: Almost two years after the Royal Commission released their Redress and Civil Litigation Report, a Bill a Bill has been introduced to parliament, and an accompanying Explanatory Memoranda, setting out their plans for redress.
Published on 25 October 2017: Ensuring calculations are correct and examining your entitlement to a lump sum payment for permanent impairment will help you to maximise your WorkCover entitlements.
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