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Top tips for lodging claims for WorkCover

18/03/2019

We’ve put together some top tips for lodging claims for WorkCover to try and help dispel some myths about how it all works. Know your rights and entitlements Lodging your claim for WorkCover can be a stressful experience and more often than not workers ... Read more

Top tips for lodging claims with TAC

18/03/2019

The team at Gordon Legal are here to help. We have assembled some top tips for lodging claims with TAC to help you understand your rights and entitlements if you have been injured in a motor vehicle, bus, train, or tram or as a pedestrian. Lodging your ... Read more

What happens when you make a WorkCover claim?

18/03/2019

It has been our experience that there can be a lot of confusion about what happens when you make a WorkCover claim. Workers entitled to make a WorkCover claim for work related injuries do not always lodge them when they absolutely should. This can be ... Read more

Serious concerns about Chief Health Officer's report

05/03/2019

Gordon Legal’s Principal Lawyer, Rachel Schutze has questioned the Chief Health Officer’s investigation of cancer rates on the Bellarine Peninsula. The report, released in January followed media coverage of a potential cluster of cancers on the Bellarine ... Read more

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Power to Prevent: Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

28/02/2019

Gordon Legal is proud to join unions, researchers, peak bodies, health professionals and other members of the legal community who have come together to say we need to do more to stop sexual harassment in workplaces. Our organisations and research efforts ... Read more

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'Anoint me with oil': How evangelical pastor Neil Thomas preyed on his flock

12/02/2019

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald by Farrah Tomazin and Cameron Houston As pastor Neil Thomas was demanding sexual favours from the women he had selected from his church, he’d invoke the Bible to convince them it was their spiritual duty. "Anoint me ... Read more

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What is silicosis? A ticking time bomb for workers

05/02/2019

Recent media articles have put the spotlight on silicosis - a serious lung disease that is affecting workers like stonemasons. What is silicosis? Sometimes referred to as the oldest occupational disease, a new generation of tradies are falling victim ... Read more

New Year resolution for a new job? Beware the fine print that is restraint of trade.

04/02/2019

Opinion piece by principal lawyer Aron Neilson. When most people are negotiating the terms and conditions of a new job, the main priorities are usually the pay, the location, the people and the opportunities for progression. And yes, for some whether ... Read more

Senate inquiry into Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors

31/01/2019

Gordon Legal’s Senior Partner, Peter Gordon has today appeared at the Parliament of Australia’s Senate inquiry into Support for Australia’s thalidomide survivors. In his submission to the committee, Mr Gordon said the failure of the Australian Government ... Read more

Poison land alert for families hoping to build their dream homes

17/11/2018

Sunday Herald Sun  Dozens of families hoping to build their dream homes at a Diamond Creek estate fear their land is poisoned with arsenic. Landowners at the Collard Rise estate are being told by Nillumbik Council to conduct their own soil tests — which ... Read more

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West Gate Bridge 1970s tragedy a reminder how far workplace safety has come, but work still to do

16/10/2018

Geelong Advertiser opinion piece by principal lawyer Rachel Schutze. I drive over the West Gate Bridge at least twice a week. For me, it is the gateway to work and home in Geelong. As I reach its summit about 7am it is the perfect vantage point to ... Read more

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The Block is fun but there’s a darker side to renovation

03/10/2018

Herald Sun opinion piece by asbestos lawyer Victoria Keays. We are rapidly approaching the height of television renovation drama, when the efforts of amateur renovators are finally put to market and Scott Cam stands with a bottle of bubbly at the ready, ... Read more

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ATSB report into crash at Essendon Airport

24/09/2018

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has today released its final report into the aircraft accident that occurred at Essendon Airport in 2017. ... Read more

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Gordon Legal launches new podcast, Beyond Reasonable Clout

14/09/2018

Gordon Legal Senior Partner, Peter Gordon joins award-winning political journalist, Lyndal Curtis and well-respected Labor politician, Jane Garrett for a new ten-part podcast series launched today called Beyond Reasonable Clout. Presented by the Herald ... Read more

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Peter Gordon doesn't believe a concussion class action against the AFL would be successful

14/09/2018

Gordon Legal Senior Partner, Peter Gordon believes a class action against the AFL in relation to concussion would fail. “One can understand the issue being topical for them, because in the United States, the NFL has seen a massive billion-dollar plus ... Read more

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