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Published on 19 September 2016: One year ago, the Royal Commission recommended an independent federal redress scheme with the power to order compensation payments of up to $200,000 for survivors of abuse, however no action has yet been taken to establish a redress fund.
Published on 15 September 2016: The Victorian Ombudsman's report is highly critical of the country's major insurance companies and their management of complex WorkCover compensation claims.
Published on 15 September 2016: A report released this week has delivered findings critical of the response of The Salvation Army to allegations of child sexual abuse in four of its former Southern Territory institutions.
Published on 14 September 2016: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Royal Commission’) released its report on Case Study 30
Published on 13 September 2016: Domestic violence is a major cause of family and relationship breakdown, often ending in the divorce court. But for recently arrived communities the impact on women especially can be hard.
Published on 12 September 2016: A damning report released today by the Victorian Ombudsman estimates up to 20% of injury compensation claims in Victoria are being mishandled by WorkCover.
Published on 31 August 2016: A long and costly legal process is delaying transgender young people access to the medical treatments they need. Is access to hormone treatment due for reform?
Published on 25 August 2016: Handy tips on WorkCover. We discuss important WorkCover subjects including choice of doctor, travel costs, medical certificates, holidays and redundancy.
Published on 22 August 2016: Deadline looms for private hearings on sexual abuse. Royal Commission on child sexual abuse warns that registrations close 30 September 2016.
Published on 22 August 2016: Victorian trade unions have established an online campaign site to help employees launch their own campaigns in their places of work.
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