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Published on 04 September 2015: The response of the Christian Brothers to cases of child sexual abuse will be explored during public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Ballarat in early 2016.
Published on 02 September 2015: More former students of Geelong Grammar have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of abuse they suffered at the elite private school.
Published on 02 September 2015: There have been calls from the Labor opposition and advocacy groups for the Abbott Government to release to the public the recommendations made by the Royal Commission on child sexual abuse on establishing a redress scheme for survivors.
Published on 01 September 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has begun its public investigation into child sexual abuse at the elite private school, Geelong Grammar.
Published on 01 September 2015: The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently commenced legal proceedings against a 7-Eleven retail store in Sydney which allegedly underpaid two migrant employees almost $50,000 and created erroneous records for the workers.
Published on 28 August 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse public hearing into Victorian State-run Youth Training and Reception Centres heard evidence related to practices and policies in dealing with wards of the state and juvenile offenders.
Published on 27 August 2015: The Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse he was surprised and disappointed when he read the accounts provided by survivors about their experiences whilst in State care.
Published on 27 August 2015: Last week we reported on the release of a new app developed by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to assist in reporting and making injury claims - here is a review from members of our WorkCover team who have been road testing the App.
Published on 26 August 2015: Former Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Slack, told the Commission complaints were made about Triad programs including that the program was intrusive, caused scapegoating between girls, and as one witness before the Commission described, “was a joke” overall.
Published on 26 August 2015: The Comcare workers compensation scheme is not easy to navigate. The most common enquiries we receive are determinations to reject a Comcare claim for injury compensation, or when an existing benefit such as the payment of medical expenses is terminated.
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