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Published on 29 March 2018: The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs has delivered its 152-page report on the federal government’s proposed redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, meaning survivors are one step closer to a redress scheme.
Published on 19 March 2018: In February the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) announced that they were restarting a program to educate the community about the dangers of drug driving, while Victoria Police are making extensive efforts to target dangerous drug drivers.
Published on 19 March 2018: The TAC will often make a decision that you don't agree with, but you can dispute that decision, and you can also lodge a dispute about matters on which TAC are yet to make a decision if they are taking an unreasonable amount of time to respond.
Published on 16 March 2018: Separated parents are often unable to communicate when deciding what time the children will spend with each parent. The first step is to attend Family Dispute Resolution (“FDR”) through organisations such as FMC or the Family Relationship Centre.
Published on 15 March 2018: When a WorkCover insurer makes a decision in relation to your claim, whether it be about medical and like expenses, weekly payments or an impairment benefit, you always have the option of disputing the decision.
Published on 12 March 2018: The UK are following Australia’s lead with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and have established an Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to investigate childhood institutional abuse in the UK.
Published on 09 March 2018: The Victorian and New South Wales State governments have announced they will opt into a national redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
Published on 08 March 2018: On 6 March 2018, the Victorian State government introduced a bill, which if passed will end the so-called Ellis defence that has been relied upon by the Catholic Church to avoid claims of historical sexual abuse for years.
Published on 06 March 2018: Ryan Carlisle Thomas Partner, Penny Savidis, was invited to appear before the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs regarding the proposed Commonwealth redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.
Published on 15 February 2018: As the Royal Commission into financial services swings into gear, we present a case study in procedural delays that amounts to obstruction by a super fund in meeting its obligations to a genuinely ill member.
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