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The case for removing 'Seal of Confession' for child sexual abuse The case for removing 'Seal of Confession' for child sexual abuse

Published on 22 August 2017: Legally overriding the special privilege of confession for child sexual abuse would declare that we place the protection of children above the claims to privilege of any group in society.

Do you have disability insurance benefits in your Super? Do you have disability insurance benefits in your Super?

Published on 21 August 2017: If you have a Super scheme AND you have sustained an injury or illness that is stopping you from working, reviewing your super policy is important.

Women, work and children: damned if you do, damned if you don't? Women, work and children: damned if you do, damned if you don't?

Published on 04 August 2017: When Jacinda Ardern was recently elected as New Zealand’s Labour leader, she had to field questions about whether she planned to have a baby. This line of questioning must stop.

WorkCover and TAC leaving injured to wait longer without income WorkCover and TAC leaving injured to wait longer without income

Published on 27 July 2017: People injured on the road or at work are waiting longer for income payments despite having had their claims accepted by WorkCover and TAC.

New Victorian laws make it easier to sue for child sexual abuse New Victorian laws make it easier to sue for child sexual abuse

Published on 25 July 2017: New Victorian laws have been introduced that will make it easier to establish that certain organisations owe a duty of care towards children under their supervision and care.

It's time to plug holes in TAC cover for cyclists and pedestrians It's time to plug holes in TAC cover for cyclists and pedestrians

Published on 20 July 2017: Debate rages each time a significant bicycle accident appears on the news and/or goes viral on social media, with a number of incidents causing concern recently.

The right to know, parentage and legal considerations around sperm donation The right to know, parentage and legal considerations around sperm donation

Published on 18 July 2017: It is an internationally-held principle that a child has a right to know their social and biological origins and identity. It is for this reason that in Australia, it is no longer possible to make an anonymous sperm donation.

Will it be easier for casual employees to make their jobs permanent? Will it be easier for casual employees to make their jobs permanent?

Published on 12 July 2017: The Fair Work Commission’s decision last week to give casual workers greater access to permanent work raised hopes that the tide of insecure employment might start to be checked. But will it?

If I make a TPD claim, will it affect my super? If I make a TPD claim, will it affect my super?

Published on 11 July 2017: Many people are reluctant to claim insurance benefits, such as TPD, which are attached to their superannuation fund because they fear it might jeopardise their super account.

Are civil and criminal sex abuse cases different? Does it matter? Are civil and criminal sex abuse cases different? Does it matter?

Published on 05 July 2017: A civil claim for compensation for sexual abuse does not require going to court or lead to a criminal case. But a successful criminal conviction can assist a claim for compensation.

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