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17 April Workplace fatalities - it’s time to protect the whistleblowers Protecting workers who blow the whistle on dangerous workplaces is key to tackling the rate of workplace deaths. This blog explains what protections are available to protect those workers who draw attention to bad practices and faulty equipment.
1 April How much weight does a waiver legally carry in a legal dispute? If you’ve ever participated in an activity that’s even slightly risky, it’s likely you signed a waiver that you agree not to pursue legal action against the provider if anything goes wrong. What are your rights if something does go wrong?
29 March Does Pell's conviction change the landscape for civil claims? After Pell’s conviction, we have received enquiries from clients wishing to understand the impact of Pell’s conviction on their civil claims for compensation. While the answer is not clear-cut, there is a shift in the landscape in this area of law whereby survivor testimony is more likely to be heard and believed.
26 March It's time to empower courts to overturn unfair abuse settlements Ryan Carlisle Thomas considers that it is now urgent that the issue of past unfair settlements be addressed by legislation in the Victorian Parliament. We are urging the Attorney-General Jill Hennessy to bring legislation to Parliament to give the courts the power to overturn past unfair or unreasonable settlements.
22 March Tried everything to treat your chronic pain? 6 questions to ask about legally accessing medicinal cannabis Australian Governments started to decriminalise medicinal cannabis in 2017 but there is still much confusion about how patients can access it, what products are available, and what legal issues may arise, especially if caught driving with the products in their system.
14 March If you help your child and their partner buy a home, can you get your money back if they separate? If you lend money to a child and their partner so they can purchase a property, but then the child and their partner separate and need to finalise their financial affairs, can you claim some, or all of your funds back from either of them?
8 March Pell appeal: How does the appeal process work? Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of child sexual abuse. Held at Melbourne Assessment Prison, Pell has now been incarcerated for over a week. He has sought leave to appeal and the court has set a date of 7-8 June to hear the application and should that application be successful, the appeal itself.