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Are pedestrian 'phone zombies' covered by the TAC if injured? Are pedestrian 'phone zombies' covered by the TAC if injured?

Published on 29 March 2017: Those of us working in offices in built up areas will recognise the many people walking the streets who have been described in the media as 'phone zombies'.

New Anglican sex abuse stats suggest national approach needed New Anglican sex abuse stats suggest national approach needed

Published on 28 March 2017: New statistics released by the Royal Commission into child sex abuse reveal that 22 Anglican archdioceses received 1115 reports of complaints of child sexual abuse between 1980 and 2015.

Self driving cars and the future of road injury claims Self driving cars and the future of road injury claims

Published on 17 March 2017: Self driving autonomous vehicles have been grabbing headlines for a while, but this recent progression raises the issue of how it affects the future conduct of personal injury claims in Victoria.

Supermarket supply chain exploitation again under scrutiny Supermarket supply chain exploitation again under scrutiny

Published on 16 March 2017: The alleged exploitation of labour hire workers by supermarket supply chains is once again in the spotlight as workers are allegedly pressured to quit the National Union of Workers.

2504 child abuse complaints made against Uniting Church 2504 child abuse complaints made against Uniting Church

Published on 15 March 2017: The Uniting Church releases data to the Commission which reveals that they have received 2504 child abuse complaints since 1977 and paid out 17.5 million to survivors across 255 civil claims.

Labour Day celebrates historic fight for work life balance Labour Day celebrates historic fight for work life balance

Published on 09 March 2017: When we celebrate Labour Day let's spare a thought for our ancestors, who during the 1800's were estimated to be working up to twice as many hours.

WorkCover will cover you for work related skin cancers WorkCover will cover you for work related skin cancers

Published on 09 March 2017: Many workers - especially people working in trades - spend much of the day exposed to the harsh Australian sun, which can unfortunately lead to skin injuries and sometimes, cancers.

International Women's Day - family law and women International Women's Day - family law and women

Published on 08 March 2017: This International Women's Day, we reflect upon the ways in which family law in Australia protects and empowers women.

Christian Brothers underpaid abuse survivors on compensation Christian Brothers underpaid abuse survivors on compensation

Published on 27 February 2017: Christian Brothers underpaid survivors of sexual abuse because they believed they were "going to be taken to the cleaners", the Royal Commission into Child Institutional Abuse heard last week.

Owner drivers - are you covered by WorkCover? Owner drivers - are you covered by WorkCover?

Published on 27 February 2017: Many owner drivers are confused as to whether they are covered by WorkCover. If you are an owner driver who is not an independent business as deemed by WorkCover, you will be covered in case of a work injury.

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