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November 2, 2017

Owner killed by dog sparks responsibility reminder

Vicious dog attacks are on the rise across Australia and the recent tragic death of a Canberra woman has people concerned for their safety. Children at heightened risk According to data from Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, each year around 13,000 people attend hospital emergency departments in Australia for dog bite injuries. Children under the age […]

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Full Cycle – Bike Technology

Technology is continually evolving in every aspect of our lives, and the world of cycling is no different. Shine Lawyers‘ own Stuart Le Grand talks about some of the handy new devices that could also assist you in the event of an accident. See the new devices, as televised on Full Cycle, in the video below. […]

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The path of destruction runs deep: Responding to natural disasters

Queensland residents have certainly experienced their fair share of natural disasters. In March 2017, Cyclone Debbie carved a path of destruction along almost the entire coastline. Our experience with these types of disasters does help to mitigate the damage. For the most part, we know to stock up on bottled water, keep off the roads, […]

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October 31, 2017

WorkSafe battles continue despite ‘overhaul’

Shine Lawyers has called for greater action from WorkSafe, saying that dozens of vulnerable and injured Victorian workers continue to face protracted and unnecessary battles to recover their entitlements, despite the Victorian WorkCover Authority’s assurances that a ‘major overhaul’ is underway. The calls come following reports by the ABC of further allegations against the authority, […]

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October 30, 2017

Mental health in the workplace: Australian Federal Police officers speak out

Members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have recently started to stand up and speak out. Tales of inadequate institutional support for workplace bullying and mental health issues are coming forward. Almost 100 officers both past and present have spoken out on what has been called the AFP’s “disturbing bullying culture”. With incidents of workplace […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A common case of misdiagnosis

It’s the end of the month – the final day in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but hopefully that doesn’t mean it’s the final day you make it your priority to book in for that appointment for a breast screen. Frighteningly, breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases. Doctors can fail to refer […]

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October 27, 2017

NSW court pilot program: Giving a voice to child victims of sexual abuse

Less than 20 percent of reported child sexual assaults proceed to court. This signals a remarkable disproportionality between reports of abuse and prosecution of alleged perpetrators. Victims and families are often deterred from bringing charges by the prospect of lengthy court proceedings. Even if charges are brought, giving evidence against a perpetrator can be particularly […]

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October 26, 2017

Workplace health and safety quiz

Each year, our workers compensation lawyers receive thousands of claims from people who weren’t provided with adequate training or safety equipment from their employer and sustained serious injuries as a result. We see firsthand the devastating impacts work-related injuries can have on workers and their loved ones, and are dedicated to promoting best practice in […]

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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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