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What else do I need to do before I'm judged worthy of redress? What else do I need to do before I'm judged worthy of redress?

Published on 24 January 2018: The Turnbull Government's proposed exclusion from its mooted redress scheme of those with criminal convictions for sex crimes or any serious crime with a sentence of five years or more is manifestly unjust.

Supporting the National Jockeys Trust Supporting the National Jockeys Trust

Published on 22 January 2018: Ryan Carlisle Thomas is proudly attending and supporting the National Jockeys Trust T20 Cricket Match at Caulfield Park today. The 20-over format game will see 11 of racing’s most talented jockeys taking on the “Racing All Stars” in the name of charity.

Pell back in court days after accuser dies Pell back in court days after accuser dies

Published on 11 January 2018: Damian Dignan, who recently passed away in Ballarat, was reportedly one of the accusers in a case against Cardinal George Pell, who is due to face a committal hearing on 5 March 2018.

Identifying defendants and vicarious liability in abuse cases Identifying defendants and vicarious liability in abuse cases

Published on 10 January 2018: In its final report the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse made recommendations which address the barriers to civil litigation that survivors are still confronted with.

I am owed backpay and super - what are my legal rights? I am owed backpay and super - what are my legal rights?

Published on 02 January 2018: Witholding backpay or superannuation contributions by an employer is illegal. An employment law expert explains how employees can pursue the matter.

What the Commission recommends to prevent child abuse What the Commission recommends to prevent child abuse

Published on 19 December 2017: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a Final Report. We examine what the Commission recommends to prevent child abuse.

Independent Children's Lawyers are invaluable in high conflict cases Independent Children's Lawyers are invaluable in high conflict cases

Published on 18 December 2017: Sadly, family law spikes for our firm from October through to around February, with clients telling us that the close of the year and the prospect of a New Year is often the tipping point and catalyst for change.

Commission wants changes to catholic church canon law Commission wants changes to catholic church canon law

Published on 18 December 2017: This week, Ryan Carlisle Thomas examines in more details specific recommendations of the report in a series of articles. Today, it’s the Catholic Church.

Royal Commission's final report on sex abuse demands action Royal Commission's final report on sex abuse demands action

Published on 15 December 2017: The final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Commission’) has been released based on the stories of over 8,000 survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

ABC doco hails people who made Australia face its sex abuse shame ABC doco hails people who made Australia face its sex abuse shame

Published on 12 December 2017: Tonight, ABC airs a documentary honouring those who stood up to sexual abuse within government and religious institutions, leading to the establishment of the ground breaking Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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