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Robodebt class action could deliver justice for tens of thousands of Australians instead of mere hundreds

18/09/2019

Click below to read an article written by Professor Terry Carney, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of NSW about the Robodebt Scheme. The article provides a good summary of what’s wrong with the scheme and how a class action may help. ... Read more

Gordon Legal to Fight Illegal Robodebt Clawback

17/09/2019

Gordon Legal is taking up the fight on behalf of a large group of people who have had their legitimate Centrelink benefits illegally clawed back by the Federal Government through its Robodebt scheme. The law firm will challenge on behalf of affected ... Read more

James Higgins discusses with 3AW’s Denis Walter where you stand if your dog attacks someone or another dog

25/07/2019

Gordon Legal partner James Higgins discusses with 3AW’s Denis Walter where you stand if your dog attacks someone or another dog. The bottom line is you are responsible for what your dog does. If it savages someone, fines could be just the start of your ... Read more

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers: How can we reduce the rise in road fatalities?

23/07/2019

Road accident fatalities in Victoria are at an all-time high. The statistics have increased 60.7% from this time last year. The TAC has recorded 143 deaths in 2019 so far - a stark comparison to 89 deaths reported in June 2018.  What is the reason for ... Read more

TAC Lawyers Welcome Road to Zero Program and a New Generation of Safe Drivers

23/07/2019

TAC lawyers across the state are welcoming the introduction of a world first education program in Victoria. Museums Victoria have joined forces with the TAC to create the education complex Road to Zero, aimed towards high school students, which hopes ... Read more

James Higgins discusses with 3AW’s Darren James the increasing concerns about silicosis

11/07/2019

Our obsession with stone kitchens and benches is creating the next wave of lung disease for workers. When stone is cut it can release silica dust which if inhaled, can become a potentially fatal disease. Gordon Legal partner James Higgins outlines the ... Read more

Motor vehicle accidents: texting and driving.

03/06/2019

Are you driving? Put your phone away. Today, TAC launched a confronting campaign targeting texting motorists. Using a mobile phone while driving is distracting, increasing your chance of being involved in a crash. With Victoria’s road death toll already ... Read more

Federal Labor's Promised Probe into Bellarine Cancer Cluster a Breakthrough

16/05/2019

Gordon Legal Senior Partner, Peter Gordon has welcomed the ALP’s promise to establish a Senate Inquiry to investigate a potential cluster of cancers on the Bellarine Peninsula. Gordon Legal has been working with residents of the Bellarine Peninsula following ... Read more

Egg Boy relieved that Police will not charge him

09/04/2019

Will Connolly who became known as Egg Boy after cracking an egg on Senator Fraser Anning says the decision by Victoria Police to not charge him over the incident is a relief. The 17-year-old VCE student says it has been a stressful time for him and his ... 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

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