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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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Gordon Legal considering class action over arsenic contamination

27/08/2018

A class action is being considered in response to high levels of arsenic contamination in Diamond Creek. Gordon Legal is currently investigating cases of high levels of the chemical left behind by abandoned gold mines in the area. EPA Victoria has ... Read more

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Gordon Legal welcomes partnership with CFMEU

07/08/2018

Gordon Legal has welcomed the decision of the Victorian-Tasmanian Construction Branch of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) to partner with the firm. ... Read more

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Injured workers have control over medical information and medical treatment appointments

16/07/2018

Rachel Schutze, Geelong Advertiser Imagine if you attended a doctor’s appointment and when you arrived for your scheduled consultation you were met at the door of the clinic by a complete stranger or even someone from your work, like your boss. They ... Read more

Gordon Legal launches in New South Wales

13/07/2018

Gordon Legal has officially opened its doors in New South Wales, with employment and industrial specialist Aron Nielson and injury law expert Sheri Carolan leading this exciting next step.  ... Read more

Interview with ABC Radio Melbourne - Peter Gordon

18/05/2018

Our Senior Partner, Peter Gordon talks to ABC Melbourne's Jon Faine about the fall-out following the dramatic withdrawal of blackmail charges against CFMEU officials John Setka and Shaun Reardon.  ... Read more

Setka and Reardon Victory The End Of A Dark Era

16/05/2018

The decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to withdraw blackmail charges against CFMEU officials, John Setka and Shaun Reardon is a win for workers and for safe work sites,  the right to organise and unionise. ... Read more

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Interview with ABC Radio Melbourne - Peter Gordon

11/05/2018

Our Senior Partner Peter Gordon talks to ABC Radio Melbourne's Jon Faine. ... Read more

Outdated stigma continues to linger over making a WorkCover claim

07/04/2018

Geelong Advertiser opinion piece by principal lawyer Rachel Schutze. If readers were asked what they think of when the topic of WorkCover comes up, I suspect there would be a recount of a tale of a twice-removed cousin’s freak accident involving a power ... Read more

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