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What does the new Commonwealth Redress Scheme mean for survivors? What does the new Commonwealth Redress Scheme mean for survivors?

Published on 27 October 2017: Almost two years after the Royal Commission released their Redress and Civil Litigation Report, a Bill a Bill has been introduced to parliament, and an accompanying Explanatory Memoranda, setting out their plans for redress.

How to maximise WorkCover payments How to maximise WorkCover payments

Published on 25 October 2017: Ensuring calculations are correct and examining your entitlement to a lump sum payment for permanent impairment will help you to maximise your WorkCover entitlements.

Welcome news on transport accident legislation Welcome news on transport accident legislation

Published on 20 October 2017: Under proposed new legislation, Victorians injured in a transport accident will no longer be out-of-pocket for any health and medical treatment expenses associated with injuries arising from the accident.

Are casuals and workers on visas covered by WorkCover? Are casuals and workers on visas covered by WorkCover?

Published on 12 October 2017: More people are working as casuals. Increasingly too, there are more people from overseas working in Australia on visas. Does WorkCover cover them?

How to calculate weekly WorkCover payments How to calculate weekly WorkCover payments

Published on 11 October 2017: Calculating WorkCover weekly benefits or payments can be tricky. Here is some advice if you wish to maximise your WorkCover entitlements.

How reliable are memories in cases of child abuse? How reliable are memories in cases of child abuse?

Published on 03 October 2017: The Royal Commission recently released its Criminal Justice Report which concluded, among other things, that survivors’ memories of abuse are remarkably reliable.

What if I don’t get better? What injured clients really fear What if I don’t get better? What injured clients really fear

Published on 29 September 2017: WorkCover expert Ross Inglis explains that it is often the things a client doesn’t say that are important factors in their recovery.

Royal Commission releases final dates Royal Commission releases final dates

Published on 27 September 2017: With the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse due to deliver its final report on 15 December 2017, there are still ways to ensure that your story is heard.

New Victorian law for victims of family violence New Victorian law for victims of family violence

Published on 21 September 2017: A welcome new law is to be introduced that will see toll road and parking fines waived for victims of family violence.

We say We say "Yes" to marriage equality

Published on 20 September 2017: As a progressive law firm that has always fought for equal rights, Ryan Carlisle Thomas is encouraging a “yes” vote on the reform issue of marriage equality.

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