Week One - QueenslandOne issue that is very close to Erin's heart is the water contamination affecting residents in the rural Queensland town of Oakey. The residents and landholders have been battling the Department of Defence Force over the contamination that is affecting their crops, livestock, property prices and potentially their heath. Erin is using her voice and experience on water contamination to shine a light and raise awareness.
Residents in the rural Queensland town of Oakey have been battling the Department of Defence Force over a water contamination issue that is affecting their crops, livestock, property prices and potentially their heath.
Erin on the Alan Jones Breakfast Show on Oakey water contamination
Oakey Public Town Hall MeetingDuring the Queensland leg of Erin's trip, she visited Oakey to meet with the affected landholders. Her message to the townspeople was to stand strong, keep fighting and talk to each other to share information.
Meeting with the Premier at Parliament HouseErin met with the Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk to discuss the contaminating chemicals PFOA and PFOS.
Pleasure to meet @ErinBrockovich to discuss concerns about PFOS & PFOA firefighting foam that my Gov has banned. pic.twitter.com/Iq4eCYjdlB
— AnnastaciaPalaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 3, 2016
Shine Lawyers’ 40th AnniversaryFounded in Toowoomba in 1976, this year Shine Lawyers celebrates its 40th To acknowledge this significant milestone in the firm’s history, Shine hosted a special celebration at Brisbane City Hall.
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An Evening with Erin Brockovich | Shine Lawyers & ASSBI Joint ReceptionIn 2015, Shine Lawyers proudly announced its partnership with the Australasian Society of the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), a society dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with brain impairment and their families. This partnership will provide Shine with the opportunity to help support and advocate for our clients suffering from a brain injury, as well as others like them, long after their cases have been resolved.
Erin was the keynote speaker at this special event, and took the opportunity to acknowledge and thank those professions that have dedicated themselves to helping those in need.
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