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December 15, 2017

Stephen Roche: How a simple coffee with an old friend showed me the power of the Royal Commission

An opinion piece by Stephen Roche They say no good deed goes unnoticed. When you’re working hard someone is always watching. It’s a lesson hard to be mindful of. Not because we chug away at life aimlessly, but because sometimes, it’s easy to forget the significance and privilege a lawyer has in affecting change. My […]

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How to share the road safely with trucks and other heavy vehicles

We’ve all heard the expression ‘without trucks Australia stops’. Yet despite playing a crucial role in Australia’s economy, truck driving is one of the country’s most dangerous professions. The figures paint a disturbing picture. Truck driving has an average rate of 20 deaths per 100,000 workers. In 2014, there were 65 deaths and 8450 injuries […]

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December 11, 2017

Motorcycle road accident infographic: Breaking down the numbers

Ask anyone with a motorcycle and they’ll tell you nothing beats the feeling of cruising the open road. With the sun on your skin and the wind in your hair, there’s nothing better. But that feeling comes at a cost. Without the protection of car panels, airbags or seatbelts, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable when it […]

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Annual leave: Seven things you need to know before taking time off this Christmas

As Christmas rapidly approaches, most of us are rushing to finalise holiday plans. Whether you’re visiting family, heading overseas or simply enjoying some much-needed rest and relaxation at home, here’s what you need to know before taking time off this Christmas: Are you experiencing difficulties in your place of work? Know your rights.  1. Employers […]

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TGA’s mesh ban welcomed but needs to go further

Mesh victims and participants in the Shine Lawyers Johnson & Johnson mesh class action have welcomed news that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) will ban the use of vaginal mesh implants for pelvic prolapse in Australia after finding that the risks outweigh the benefits. The TGA announced the decision following a review of clinical evidence […]

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December 8, 2017

Leadership during change

Leading a business during any time of change is challenging. However, the reality is that change can elevate a business to excellence if chaos is avoided. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple, he had a vision to change the business, change our attitude and change our needs towards personal computing. Undoubtedly, he was confronted with […]

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Erin Explains: Who’s handling my case?

If you find legal jargon hard to understand, you’re not alone. Legal dialogue is highly specialised and sometimes, it just sounds like gibberish. At Shine Lawyers, we speak your language. We’ll explain your case plain and simple – no unnecessary jargon needed. If you’re bringing a legal claim, one question that might be on your […]

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December 7, 2017

The battle continues for shark attack victim Glenn Dickson

In February, Cairns local and expecting-father Glenn Dickson was doing what he loved – spearfishing with friends. However, when he jumped into the water near Hitchinbrook Island, his life changed forever. Glenn was viciously attacked by a shark and lost his left leg, losing consciousness and technically dying six times. Miraculously, Glenn survived. It was […]

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Dos and don’ts for your work Christmas party

For some, Christmas parties are a time to let your hair down, bond with your colleagues and celebrate the closing of another year. For others, the forced festivity is an ordeal to be survived. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, it’s important to remember that you may be off the clock but you’re […]

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