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October 26, 2017

Draft bill to increase whistleblower protections

Shine Lawyers has welcomed the Federal Government’s proposed new range of protections for Australian corporate whistleblowers. Shine Lawyers Special Counsel Peter Coggins said the country was “long overdue” for compulsory requirements on corporates, banks and insurers to have formal whistleblowing regimes in place and for penalties to apply where this has not happened. Mr Coggins […]

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August 11, 2017

Seasick on Sun Princess: Norovirus strikes again

The passengers of Carnival’s Sun Princess cruise ship have had their holiday marred, as the vessel was hit with yet another outbreak of norovirus. The voyage left Brisbane on 31 July 2017 travelling to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. By the time it returned on 10 August, at least 91 passengers were infected with the virus. […]

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July 4, 2017

Landmark vaginal mesh class action begins in Sydney

On 4 July 2017, the trial for one of the Australia’s largest product liability class actions against Johnson & Johnson began in Sydney. Shine Lawyers brought the class action against Johnson & Johnson for its vaginal mesh implants, which have left thousands of women with painful and life altering complications. Implants with devastating impacts Up to […]

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March 4, 2016

Tougher smoking laws passed in Queensland

Queensland has passed the toughest smoking laws in Australia this week. So what will it mean for smokers? From September 1 Smoking will be banned near: Childcare facilities Bus stops Taxi ranks Public pools Sporting venues Skate parks Outdoor malls Beaches Non-residential buildings (5-metre clearance) Smoking is no longer allowed in: Aged care facilities Pubs […]

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January 27, 2016

Different Australian Courts – How Do They Work?

There are many different levels of Courts and Tribunals in Australia and you may have wondered how they all work. Each Court and Tribunal has its own special function and deals with distinct matters at both federal and state levels. Here is an outline of the different Courts and Tribunals you may come across in […]

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January 21, 2016

What is an Inquest?

An inquest is a court hearing strictly designed to investigate single or multiple deaths and/or fire with the purpose of preventing a similar occurrence.

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January 11, 2016

What is an Appeal?

When you watch the daily news, you may hear about someone who is appealing a decision made by a Court. Have you ever wondered what an appeal is and how they work?

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December 23, 2015

What happens to the Courts over Christmas?

Everything is wrapping up for Christmas, you may even be on holidays now! However, have you ever wondered if the Courts close at Christmas?

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NSW professional negligence lawyers
September 4, 2015

Sellers may be required to provide pre-purchase inspection reports in NSW

Struggling home buyers will appreciate the NSW government’s recent proposal to force sellers to attach a pre-purchase inspection report to property contracts.

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