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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on 23 February 2017: Today the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission delivered its much awaited decision about penalty rates in the hospitality and retail sector. Sadly the Commissions decided to reduce Sunday penalty rates for workers.
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