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Published on 06 October 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear evidence this week about civil claims for compensation made by survivors of abuse in Salvation Army children’s homes in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
Published on 06 October 2015: The Salvation Army will again be the focus of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse this fortnight, with the charity’s Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian Childrens’ Homes examined.
Published on 30 September 2015: Harsh amendments to the Transport Accident scheme introduced by the Napthine Liberal Government are still in force, even though condemned at the time by the then opposition leader Daniel Andrews.
Published on 29 September 2015: The second in a series of blogs for people considering making a claim for compensation for sexual or physical abuse explains the first steps involved in initiating the claim process.
Published on 24 September 2015: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $100 million initiative on violence against women includes extra funding to extend an innovative legal service "embedded" in some hospitals including funding to extend the deployment of duty lawyers in our hospitals.
Published on 24 September 2015: There was a time when behaviour linked to homosexual conduct was considered a crime in Victoria. From 1 September 2015 the Sentencing Act 1991 has been amended to enable anyone convicted of such an offence to apply to have the conviction expunged.
Published on 23 September 2015: The report examining the responses of the Catholic Church released last week alongside the commissioners final report regarding Redress and Civil Litigation is not sufficiently independent of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Published on 22 September 2015: If weekends are important to you, it’s time to make a stand against some of those businesses trying to cut weekend penalty rates. Workers are invited to voice their support for weekend penalty rates at a rally to be held on the steps of Parliament.
Published on 22 September 2015: Lower back injuries are among the most common in today’s workforce, but the major implications that a back injury can have on a sufferers everyday life can often be overlooked in legal decisions.
Published on 21 September 2015: New legislation will allow for fairer compensation for victims of negligence by lowering the threshold at which compensation may be claimed.
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