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Published on 26 June 2017: Up to 95% of Victoria health care workers have experienced physical or verbal abuse, a new ad campaign by WorkSafe Victoria reports.
Published on 21 June 2017: Every now and then as a lawyer, a case crosses my path where I become as frustrated as my clients at the constraints of the law and am equally baffled by the poor response from the offending party involved.
Published on 20 June 2017: The Victorian Court of Appeal recently handed down judgment in a case that will have significant ramifications for those catastrophically injured in transport accidents.
Published on 19 June 2017: World Elder Abuse Day is a day for people and organisations around the world to recognise, respect and acknowledge the dignity and autonomy of older people, and protecting and safeguarding older people from abuse.
Published on 16 June 2017: A look at the increasing reliance of US based companies on non-compete clauses to restrain the post employment activities of workers, compared to Australia.
Published on 15 June 2017: On 22 May, the Supreme Court of Victoria's Court of Appeal invoked s27R to permanently stay proceedings relating to the alleged sexual assault of a minor in 1968. The decision is one that is cause for concern for survivors of abuse.
Published on 14 June 2017: The terms ‘Royal Commission’ and ‘redress’ are common within the institutional abuse sphere but their meanings are often misunderstood. Here we discuss the difference between them.
Published on 30 May 2017: Compulsory Superannuation: A satirical view of the ins and outs of the (compulsory) Government scheme where underpayment of employee benefits is rife.
Published on 22 May 2017: Amazon is to open new distribution centres in Australia, but despite welcome new jobs, Amazon’s warehouse workers may face contingent and insecure employment.
Published on 19 May 2017: This month, some important funding announcements were made by the State and Federal Governments in an effort to tackle family violence.
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