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The role that cyclists play as road users has become a topic of interest in recent times.  Demands have been made for cyclists to, amongst many other things, register their bicycles and pay an insurance levy to cover any claims that may be made as a result of a transport accident under the TAC scheme. […]Continue reading

Whilst most members of our community are aware that the TAC is the statutory insurer responsible for paying compensation to those injured in a transport accident, fewer are aware of the responsibilities that are delegated to our road authorities.  Our responsible road authorities include local councils and VicRoads. Road authorities are responsible for construction, inspection […]Continue reading

The Treasury and Finance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 passed the upper house of Victorian Parliament on 20 September 2018. Yesterday this Bill received Royal Assent becoming law today. Although the Act has been dubbed Rory’s Law as our client, Rory Wilson, is the centerpiece of it, there are also further beneficial amendments for those who […]Continue reading

With an inspiring collaborative effort between the Victorian Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and various stakeholder groups, legislation was last night passed, introducing improved rights for cyclists in Victoria. Our deserving client, local Drysdale resident Rory Wilson, has made legal history with his case the catalyst for various changes to the Transport Accident Act […]Continue reading

This month marks Tradies National Health Month 2018, an initiative of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, seeking to raise awareness of the health and injury risks that those working in trade occupations face.  According to Safe Work Australia, tradies are over represented when it comes to suffering a serious injury at work.  Tradies make up 30% […]Continue reading

Whilst it has been pleasing to see government expenditure leading to an improvement in road infrastructure in our regional communities, it is apparent that there is more to be done. The statistics demonstrate that you are far more likely to die in a transport accident in regional Victoria than in Melbourne.  In 2017 there were 157 […]Continue reading

Congratulations to Cameron Cowan, Tom Burgoyne and Fleur Jackson for being acknowledged as Finalists in the 14th Victorian Legal Awards. The Victorian Legal Awards is the most prestigious legal awards program in Victoria celebrating the “best of the best” and publicly recognising those who demonstrate excellence in legal practice. At Fortitude Legal we are thrilled […]Continue reading