Erin Brockovich is a proud ambassador for Shine Lawyers and has been working with us to right wrong since 2007. She is renowned for her courageous work as an environmental crusader, advocate for the people and champion of truth.
The film “Erin Brockovich” turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing her unwavering determination to stand up for what she believes in and relentlessly pursue justice for those who have been wronged. It is these same values that Erin shares with Shine Lawyers that has inspired her to join forces with our team and ensure Australians get the justice they deserve.
Erin is currently in Australia to meet with those affected by issues important to her. As photos and media from these events becomes available they will be added below.
Week One – Queensland
One 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
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Oakey Public Town Hall Meeting
During 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 House
Erin met with the Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk to discuss the contaminating chemicals PFOA and PFOS.
— AnnastaciaPalaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 3, 2016
Shine Lawyers’ 40th Anniversary
Founded 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.
To view the photos from this event, click here.
An Evening with Erin Brockovich | Shine Lawyers & ASSBI Joint Reception
In 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.
To see photos of the event, click here.
Erin Tour Highlights – 2015
Erin travelled to various locations in Australia between 1 – 18 February 2015, presenting on a number of topics close to her heart. Below are some of her tour highlights. Click for event photos and further information about the trip.