23rd Mar 2017
Anna Talbot and Greg Barns discuss s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)
16th Mar 2017
This article focuses on the rights of solicitors. In particular, whether or not solicitors have the
Everyone should have access to fair compensation when they have sustained an injury through no fault of their own.
Everyday, people are injured at work, in the community, on the roads, in hospitals, on the streets and in detention. For many an injury has a significant impact on their life, altering their relationships, health, income, where they live, and their dreams for the future.
Members of the Australian Lawyers Alliance regularly represent individuals who have faced significant trauma and battled to fight companies and others who have caused them injury.
We continue to be inspired by stories of people who have fought for their rights. Their work means that others don’t have to go through what they have.
The Australian Lawyers Alliance for change to assist people to have access to fair compensation, and fights to retain the rights that already exist.
Across Australia, governments have sought to slash to compensation available for individuals who have suffered injury at work or on the roads, and they continue to try to reduce compensation available for other injuries. We fight to protect the rights of the injured, to ensure that they are able to continue to enjoy life and make choices that are right for them.
Some continue to be hampered from seeking compensation, including victims of crime and people who suffered abuse as children.
Now, more than ever, there is a need for lawyers to advocate for the importance of the rule of law, and the need for adequate supports for individuals whose lives have been altered through no fault of their own.
Our members advocate for fair compensation on issues such as:
- Transport accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Medical negligence
- Institutional abuse, including institutional responses to child sexual abuses and issues brought to light by the Royal Commission
- Victims of crime
- Unlawful detention
- Veterans’ compensation.