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Barbs' workplace injury and the benefits of a dedicated work injury lawyer. Barbs' workplace injury and the benefits of a dedicated work injury lawyer.

Published on 19 July 2011: Barb, a nurse, sustained an injury while lifting a heavy patient - accidentally twisting her knee while trying to protect her back. In this interview she discusses her experiences while trying to claim workers compensation for the injury.

Drivers holding their breath over drink driving charges Drivers holding their breath over drink driving charges

Published on 25 June 2011: The Supreme Court has ruled police failed to make a valid request to a driver to accompany them to the station because they had not explained that he was only required to remain at the station for a maximum of 3 hours, or until a breath sample was taken.

New 120 million euro German abuse fund New 120 million euro German abuse fund

Published on 15 June 2011: The German Government has established a committee which is looking at creating a fund to compensate German children abused in care.

Why does the church continue to rely on technical legal defenses? Why does the church continue to rely on technical legal defenses?

Published on 11 June 2011: In further media coverage of Christian Brother Robert Best, it is reported that he has pleaded guilty to numerous further offences against children who he had sexually abused while teaching at St Alipius primary school in Ballarat.

Social media and injury law Social media and injury law

Published on 26 May 2011: Personal injury victims can be caught unawares by seemingly innocent uses of social media, some of which might seriously prejudice their claim for justice and compensation in the courts.

Litigation has failed the victims of institutional abuse Litigation has failed the victims of institutional abuse

Published on 13 May 2011: Following apologies to the 'Stolen' and 'Forgotten' generations, it is about time the government set up a compensation fund.

WorkCover now continues to pay superannuation to injured workers WorkCover now continues to pay superannuation to injured workers

Published on 04 May 2011: One of the welcome, if often overlooked, changes made to compensation law last year now requires WorkCover to continue paying superannuation to injured workers.

How do I get my first job in the law? Starting a career in the legal profession How do I get my first job in the law? Starting a career in the legal profession

Published on 31 December 2010: Getting in to the legal profession hasn't been easy in recent years. A common complaint is that it's difficult to obtain a legal traineeship.

In the wake of the Kristy Fraser-Kirk case – sexual harassment in the workplace In the wake of the Kristy Fraser-Kirk case – sexual harassment in the workplace

Published on 30 December 2010: No level of sexual harassment is tolerable. It's not everyday that a company like David Jones is so publicly exposed by a sexual harassment case.

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