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Ombudsman report shines light on WorkSafe failures

MEDIA RELEASE At Gordon Legal we meet with injured workers every day. They are injured while on the job and look to the Victorian WorkCover system to support them with weekly payments and medical expenses while they recover or adjust to a life forever ... Read more

Asbestos problems not consigned to the past

Geelong Advertiser Geelong has long been a significant part of the engine room of Victoria. The development of aluminium smelters, refinery and car assembly plants brought jobs and prosperity. It also brought asbestos insulation to these large sites, ... Read more

Gordon Legal Launches Robodebt Class Action

Media Release Gordon Legal has commenced a class action on behalf of its clients and group members against the government’s Robodebt scheme in the Federal Court of Australia. Gordon Legal’s investigation into the Robodebt Scheme and the potential class ... Read more

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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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