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Published on 20 September 2018: A report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission into the current Victims of Crime Assistance Scheme has recommended sweeping changes to the law and how assistance is provided to victims.
Published on 19 September 2018: A Cost Agreement and Disclosure Statement governs how fees are calculated for work done, and when the disbursements incurred by the lawyer are payable by the client at the conclusion of the matter.
Published on 18 September 2018: Sometimes people who are injured do not report their injury to WorkCover for fear that it might jeopardise their employment. Can you lose your job for having reported a workplace injury? If you do, I explain what can you do about it.
Published on 13 September 2018: Mental health is a major problem within the legal profession in Australia, with a recent survey in New South Wales indicating that more than one third said they were suffering from depression.
Published on 12 September 2018: This blog examines issues involved in estimating TAC compensation and looks at some of the factors that go into estimating what a claim may be worth.
Published on 11 September 2018: The Catholic Church has argued that the mandatory reporting of child abuse in confession would not help identify perpetrators, but we argue that is not true. The Church’s decision to uphold the seal of confession only re-establishes the veil of secrecy behind which child sexual abuse was kept hidden for so long.
Published on 10 September 2018: Claiming compensation for psychological, or mental, injury has distinct challenges. We look at the difficulties that can arise when lodging a WorkCover claim for psychological injury.
Published on 05 September 2018: In recent times, the TAC has taken a couple of significant digital steps forward, aimed at making things easier for injured people and for those that provide treatment and services to them.
Published on 31 August 2018: In family law matters, it may not be appropriate for the parties concerned to have personal contact, so what is the best way to send a divorce application or other documents to another party?
Published on 30 August 2018: Tomorrow is Wear It Purple Day, which celebrates the contributions of our LGBTIQ community and Australians are encouraged to show their support by wearing purple this Friday.
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From time to time, we may also invite guest bloggers to contribute, in which case this will be made clear. Authors who are part of the RCT Group are qualified to practice law in Victoria, Australia. Any advice applies to Victorian State law as at the date of first publication. The information is a general guide only and is not a substitute for legal advice applicable to a user's own circumstances.
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