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5 March Which types of organisations can be sued for sex abuse? While the Catholic Church is currently in the spotlight for abuse crimes, the sexual abuse of children can occur in any number of institutions. Ryan Carlisle Thomas has mounted common law damages claims against churches, foster care placements and governments
28 February Redundancy: will an 'exit medical' affect my WorkCover claim? There is no legal obligation on a worker who accepts a redundancy or is otherwise terminated from employment to attend an exit medical. Our concern is that the results from an ‘exit medical’ may be used by the employer to thwart any WorkCover claim lodged by a worker after they have accepted their redundancy.
26 February Pell running Church sex abuse scheme while abusing children Along with news of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction today for child sexual assault comes the astonishing realisation that at the time he was sexually abusing his young victims, he was also managing the Catholic Church’s response to child sexual abuse - the so-called Melbourne Response.
20 February UK child migrant compensation fund now open to Australia The British government has finally followed through on the recommendations of the Inquiry in the United Kingdom (UK), made in 2018, that child migrants sent to institutions in Australia and other parts of the world, should receive compensation.