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February 1, 2018

Audi and Volkswagen Potential Class Action

Shine Lawyers is examining claims against Audi and Volkswagen following two US class actions, alleging that several vehicles have a defective timing chain, which can cause catastrophic engine failure. Volkswagen and Audi vehicles that contain 1.8L and 2.0L TSI and TFSI EA888 engines manufactured between 2008 and 2012 are the vehicles that have been identified […]

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January 17, 2018

Back to school road safety

During the busy rush of getting kids ready for a new year of school with books, uniforms and bags, it’s important for parents to ensure their children are stepping into the new school year on the right, and safe, foot. A recent study has returned some alarming statistics, showing that over 70 percent of drivers […]

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January 9, 2018

SSM wedded bliss still needs legal protections: A checklist for the newly married

It’s an exciting day for same-sex-couples in Australia who are now able to officially wed. But a legally binding marriage isn’t the safeguard for all your rights. It’s important to remember there are legal changes all married couples still need to make to ensure their new husband or wife is protected under the law. Superannuation: […]

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January 8, 2018

Mark Bates – This is my story

An electrician by trade, Mark was the breadwinner for his wife and daughter. A fit and active 43-year-old, he enjoyed riding motorbikes, particularly his Yamaha Road Star. Mark was returning home from a regular day at work. He was riding his motorbike home from a job site when he was t-boned at an intersection by […]

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December 29, 2017

Shine lawyers warn Apple may face class action in Australia

After investigating the matter carefully we have formed the view at this stage that consumers would not benefit from the commencement of any proceedings against Apple in respect of this matter. We will continue to monitor the position and if the situation changes we will notify via our website. Class Actions against technology juggernaut Apple […]

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December 21, 2017

Racial discrimination & vilification – What are your rights?

In Australia, it is unlawful for you to be treated unfairly because of attributes including your race, colour, immigration status, ethnicity or nationality. Unfortunately, despite Federal Laws such as the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), making this conduct and behaviour illegal, everyday people and groups of people continue to be subjected to unfair treatment because […]

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What to do if you’re experiencing workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination

Workplace bullying, harassment or discrimination can make you feel powerless, as if no one’s on your side. But this isn’t the case. For employers, tolerating or promoting these toxic behaviours in the workplace rather than creating inclusive and safe environments is not only immoral; it’s contrary to the law. Every employee has the right not […]

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December 20, 2017

There’s more to road safety than speed: The fatal five

Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends. It’s also, sadly, a time when not all road users will make it home to their friends and families safely. Read Madeline’s story here. Each year, Australia’s road toll rises during the Christmas and New Year holidays as traffic volumes increase and people travel longer distances […]

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Working on Christmas Day? Employee rights on a public holiday

If you work a 9-5 job, you’ll probably spend Christmas Day at home with family, feasting on fine food and swapping gifts. Yet for thousands of Australian workers, the day is business as usual. Doctors, police officers, paramedics, firefighters and carers are among the many who may be requested to work a shift on December […]

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