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Published on 06 December 2016: The Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse has just released new guidelines designed to keep children in institutional care safe from abuse.
Published on 01 December 2016: The Victorian Government has commissioned a review of WorkSafe’s workplace injury disputation process to ensure injured workers are not having their claims to benefits denied or delayed.
Published on 01 December 2016: Practical advice for Hazelwood power station workers and others in like industries that are facing closure or are having their workforce cut or outsourced to a labor hire company.
Published on 25 November 2016: A new Bill has been introduced into Parliament which will reverse the onus of proof and require institutions to prove they were not negligent and that reasonable precautions were taken to prevent abuse.
Published on 24 November 2016: The Victorian State Government has released a ten year plan to fight domestic violence ahead of White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women tomorrow.
Published on 24 November 2016: In positive news for Tasmanian survivors of abuse, the Tasmanian Government has announced it will abolish time restrictions for civil claims relating to childhood sexual and physical abuse.
Published on 24 November 2016: Locals will rally and march in Pakenham tomorrow to protest against domestic violence in the Shire of Cardinia as part of White Ribbon Day.
Published on 23 November 2016: LGBTI relationships and marriages have recently become accepted through law in the US. They join a growing list of progressive countries such as New Zealand and Ireland where legislative change has been introduced.
Published on 20 November 2016: The Archdiocese of Melbourne today announced that the compensation cap for survivors of abuse will be doubled from $75,000 to $150,000 under the church’s own redress scheme, dubbed the Melbourne Response.
Published on 18 November 2016: Last month’s closure of the Ford car plant in Geelong was painful, even if it was long- expected. But the pain of leaving behind many years of loyal service in a steady job is often accompanied by another sort of pain.
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