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Published on 19 August 2015: Financial abuse is not uncommon in family violence matters. We see clients who have absolutely no idea of their financial situation. They may be given money for groceries or clothing and their spouse will pay the bills.
Published on 18 August 2015: Three ex-residents of the former Victorian government-run youth institution Turana have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of the physical, psychological and sexual abuse they experienced while in state care.
Published on 17 August 2015: Today saw day one of the 30th case study of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The case study or public hearing will inquire into three State-run youth training and reception centres.
Published on 12 August 2015: Following the release of an Issues Paper addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in primary and secondary schools, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is seeking related submissions.
Published on 05 August 2015: The Victorian Government has this morning released its highly anticipated public consultation paper on compensation and redress for survivors of institutional child abuse.
Published on 29 July 2015: The former Catholic Bishop of Ballarat Ronald Mulkearns has appeared as a witness in a Geelong court to give evidence in a child sex case which dates back to the 1970s.
Published on 27 July 2015: As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse gears up to make recommendations about redress and civil litigation, predicted to be announced in August 2015, Labor has confirmed that they will act on those recommendations.
Published on 24 July 2015: While employment contracts are meant to be the result of negotiation between two equal parties, in practice employees are often simply handed contracts, which they're expected to sign with no questions asked.
Published on 07 July 2015: On Saturday, The Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM addressed the Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN) about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s progress to date.
Published on 01 July 2015: The Anglican Church appears set to become a company after all five of the church’s dioceses voted for the change. This will see the Anglican Church become more accountable to survivors of child sexual abuse by removing some barriers faced by survivors.
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