11th May 2017
A most welcome and far-sighted scheme is about to be rolled-out by Victoria’s TAC0
4th May 2017
The VOCAT can only offer victims of the worst crimes, with the worst outcomes, up to $10,000 for any
14th Jun 2017
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Up to 1.5 CLE pts
15th Jun 2017
Thursday 15 June 2017
Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne
Claim up to 2 CLE/CPD points
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.