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Manus Island guard settles compo court bid

A former Manus Island security guard has reached a settlement with the Commonwealth and security firm G4S after she launched legal action in Victoria's Supreme Court.

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Former Manus Island guard reaches settlement with G4S, Commonwealth over 2014 riots

A former Manus Island security guard says she wants to reconnect with her family and experience happiness again after successfully suing the operators of the detention centre and the Australian government over her exposure to violence in the deadly 2014 riots.

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Christian policeman faces disciplinary action after posting ‘there are 2’ genders

A veteran police officer faces further disciplinary action over online posts that appear to mock a colleague promoting gender equality in the force, while also taking a swipe at reporting by the ABC about teachers who supported non-binary and gay students.

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Mother tells of daughter’s trauma under care of paedophile nurse

The Tasmanian Government hopes the Commission of Inquiry which starts n Monday will help ensure past child abuse crimes are not repeated.

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Geelong: The quirky feature set to stay as law firm buys Geelong landmark

Injury law firm Arnold Thomas and Becker has secured a Geelong landmark for its new local headquarters. The firm has paid $3.15 million for Victoria House, a seven-storey office building built in the 1970s at 79-81 Moorabool St, and is set to spend even more on a significant makeover in the next year.

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She feared for her life’: Former guard sues Manus Island operator, government over riots

A former security guard at the Manus Island detention centre is suing the facility’s operator and the Australian government over her exposure to hours of violence during the fatal 2014 riots, which her lawyers argue left her with serious psychiatric injuries.

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Man sues church amid fears Gippsland priest had more victims

There are fears a Gippsland primary school priest who threatened a boy with going to hell if he spoke of alleged abuse could have more victims.

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Partner, Kim Price talks to 7.30 about representing clients abused by notorious Launceston General Hospital paedophile, James Griffin.

Partner, Kim Price talks to 7.30 about representing clients abused by notorious Launceston General Hospital paedophile, James Griffin.

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Tiffany Skeggs breaks her silence about years of abuse at the hands of notorious paedophile James Griffin

Bouncing onto the outdoor courts on frosty mornings in Launceston, northern Tasmania, the naturally talented netballer was in her element.

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Changes urged after tragic death of cyclist Arzu Karakoc

A coroner has called for major changes after a Melbourne mum was killed while cycling to see a friend.

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Disability worker awarded $25,000 for injury at Hopkins Falls

Workers fell stepping backwards from hoist breaking her ankle and severely damaging her knee.

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LGH patient alleges she was raped by paediatric nurse

Rape allegation against LGH nurse James Geoffrey Griffin among claims in two more lawsuits against state.

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Two victims of alleged LGH paedophile nurse James Geoffrey Griffin sue the state

Two women who claim they were sexually abused by paediatric nurse James Geoffrey Griffin at the Launceston General Hospital while they were teenagers are suing the Tasmanian Government for damages

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Uber Eats faces test case over driver’s ruptured ACL during delivery

Uber Eats is facing a potential test case for paying workers compensation to those hurt on the job...Read More about this article here

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Melbourne’s top legal eagles revealed

From gangland lawyers to those taking on powerful institutions and advocating for change, these are Melbourne’s most influential lawyers.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses among 34 additional organisations to formally sign up to national sexual abuse redress scheme

The Jehovah's Witnesses have formally signed up to the national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, more than a year after they were named and shamed for holding out.

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Another ex-Ashley Youth Detention Centre detainee sues over abuse

Another former Ashley Youth Detention Centre detainee is suing the Tasmanian government amid claims he was regularly “punched for fun” while incarcerated.

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Former student awarded $600,000 after being abused by teacher at Warrnambool North Tech

A former Warrnambool student has received a payout of $600,000 after being sexually abused by a teacher. The Warrnambool North Technical School student lodged a Supreme Court writ against the state government claiming he was sexually abused by a teacher in the 1980s.

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Ashley Youth Detention Centre sexual assault claim issued against Tasmanian government

A man who says he was physically and sexually assaulted at Ashley Youth Detention Centre over a period of five years will take on the Tasmanian government in the state's Supreme Court.

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Catholic abuse victim’s pay out bumped to $2m

The Catholic Church has been forced to pay the victim of out notorious priest Kevin O’Donnell $2 million after initially forking out just $27,000.

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$1.4m for victim of paedo Christian Brothers

A Melbourne man finally has justice five decades after suffering horrific sexual abuse at the hands of the church and government..

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Workers v bosses: War brewing over back to work orders

Employers and staff are “on a collision course” as employees are ­ordered back to work, with lawyers warning bosses could be sued.

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Firm backs South-West lawyer to bring practice to region

South-west lawyer Nicole Elliott-Struth gets backing of Arnold Thomas and Becker to bring practice to region.

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Staffer accused of Ashley Youth Detention Centre abuse promoted

An employee of Tasmania's only youth detention centre was promoted after allegations of serious misconduct were made against them, the ABC can reveal.

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James Griffin and Tasmanian Health Service subject of class action investigation

A class action investigation has been launched against the Tasmanian Health Service in response to child sex allegations against former paediatric nurse James Griffin.

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Toorak real estate agent wins bid to block access to court documents

Prominent real estate agent Ross Savas, who has brokered record deals for some of Melbourne's most prestigious homes, has intervened to block the release of details about a civil case brought by a former female employee against his agency.

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Aged care home facing threat of legal action amid negligence claims

Distressed families have spoken out at about how aged care homes handled the care of their loved ones, and are seeking legal advice to help understand what went wrong.

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Australian government put Manus staff at risk of harm in lead-up to deadly riots, court told

A security officer at the Manus Island detention centre suffered severe psychiatric injuries after the Australian government and his employer, G4S, failed to provide him and other staff with adequate safety equipment, training and support in the lead-up to riots that left one person dead and 77 people injured, a court has heard.

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Surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones is SUING Australian Survivor producers after horrifically breaking his ankle on the show

Surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones is suing Australian Survivor producers, a new report has claimed.

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Injured surface sues over Survivor fall

BIG-WAVE surfer Ross Clarke-Jones is taking legal action against the producers of Australian Survivor, claiming he suffered a debilitating injury during filming of the hit reality show.

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Survivor Australia star Ross Clarke-Jones suing producers over horror injury sustained on set

A champion big wave surfer who starred in a recent season of reality television juggernaut Survivor is suing over a horror accident that he says caused a debilitating injury.

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Greg Mortimer Covid-19 Cruise Class Action

An Australian law firm is launching a class action against a luxury cruise liner after 128 of the 217 people on board became infected with COVID-19.

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‘They played Russian roulette with our lives’: Cruise ship passengers to sue

Passengers on the ill-fated Greg Mortimer cruise ship that set sail for Antarctica four days after the coronavirus was declared a pandemic are poised to launch a class action after 128 people on board became infected.

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Melbourne Uni pays out $700,000 to PhD student ‘groped’ by professor

The University of Melbourne has paid $700,000 in compensation to a former PhD student who alleges she was sexually assaulted and harassed by a professor, amid claims the prestigious institution concealed previous complaints about inappropriate behaviour by the decorated academic.

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Manus guard pleads with Morrison to settle claim before taking life

A former security guard left severely traumatised by the deadly riots at the Manus Island detention centre has taken her own life before her legal battle with the Australian government and G4S Australia reaches court - after writing a suicide note addressed to the Prime Minister.

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Guard sues over fire injury

A SECURITY guard is suing the state's director of housing after he suffered horrific burns in a fire at a block of flats.

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‘Significant’ Compensation payout for couple shot by police inside Melbourne’s Inflation Nightclub

Victoria Police criticised by the state's anti-corruption watchdog for its "failure" to properly investigate the actions of officers who shot two people at a Melbourne nightclub two years ago.

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