The battle for justice on Palm Island continues

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It has now been 12 years since the horrific death in custody that lead to the Palm Island Riots and the Queensland Police’s heavy handed response against the Indigenous Community on the Island. Last year, in a special sitting of the Court on Palm Island, we heard chilling stories of  women and children  who had… Read more »

Class actions seek overseas funding against big Aussie players

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Class Action specialist, Stewart Levitt was quoted in an article published in Lawyers Weekly on 7 March 2016, as saying that if a party is seeking litigation funding for a class action against an influential Australian entity, there is often concern the adversary will put pressure on a local funder to agree to an unfair… Read more »

ASIC CLAMPDOWN ON RISKY MARGIN LENDERS IS TOO LATE FOR STORM VICTIMS

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  As was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 January 2016, ASIC announced that it has reviewed the practices of six major banks offering margin lending services and has concluded that they are allowing their customers to take on too much risk. ASIC said it had particular concerns for the financial safety of… Read more »