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14 December All it takes for bad things to happen is for good people to do nothing The evidence of Bishop Brian Finnigan, former priest from the Diocese of Ballarat and current Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, was under scrutiny today at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse.
11 December Poor memories cloud Royal Commission’s hearings against Ridsdale and Day The Royal Commission has heard testimony from two priests who had a direct connection with the notorious pedophile priest Father Risdale, neither of whom appeared to have a clear recollection of the nature of sexual abuse allegations made against him.
9 December Pay deductions by employers may be unlawful The AEU Victoria recently won millions of dollars in back-pay for over 40,000 teachers after the Federal Court found the Victorian Government had been making unlawful deductions from teachers’ salaries by requiring them to pay for access to laptops.
30 November Archbishop Hart and survivors continue harrowing evidence at Royal Commission Case Study 35 of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse resumed today with an investigation into the abhorrent sexual abuse of Fr Wilfred (Bill) Baker at both the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and St James Primary School.
27 November Gender dysphoria - why courts have a say in gender reassignment Gender dysphoria, in which a child feels uncomfortable within his or her biological sex, has risen in prominence. Rising applications for gender reassignment surgery suggest that more and more parents are now having to grapple with this challenging issue.
26 November Sham contracts are illegal. Know your working status and rights Recent alleged scams have seen workers speak out against potential sham contracts and underpayment of wages. These issues are also key terms of reference of the Victorian Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work, which is now collecting evidence.
26 November WorkCover insurers again hauled before the Victorian Ombudsman The announcement that the Victorian Ombudsman, Deborah Glass, will conduct an investigation into the management of WorkCover claims by WorkSafe agents QBE, Gallagher Basset Services, Allianz, CGU and Xchanging is very much a welcome one.
25 November Frustration over reporting and responding to sexual abuse at Melbourne Catholic school The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard evidence of abuse at a Doveton School in Melbourne’s south-east and the experiences of survivors and teachers at the school who tried to speak out.