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Published on 25 August 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse heard today in its public hearing into Victorian Youth Training Centres how easy it was to have a child admitted to Wardship from 1906 until 1980s.
Published on 24 August 2015: Young women who absconded from care were strip searched in front of the police who returned them to Winlaton in a practice acknowledged as "wholly inappropriate", and that would be considered a "form of abuse within itself".
Published on 24 August 2015: 100,000 Victorian workers are at risk of hearing loss every day due to excessive noise levels at work, according to WorkSafe data. The aim of Hearing Awareness Week, held between August 24 and 28, is to raise awareness of this issue.
Published on 24 August 2015: A former resident of the Victorian children’s institution Winlaton has given evidence of sexual abuse and forced group counselling programs known as “triads” to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Published on 21 August 2015: A former staff member from the Victorian children’s institution Winlaton has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse the decision-making system for protecting children from sexual abuse was ‘imperfect’.
Published on 20 August 2015: A former Winlaton resident identified as ‘BGD’ told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today she was disbelieved by a number of her social workers when she complained she was being raped by her father.
Published on 20 August 2015: WorkCover Victoria has launched a new app that puts injury claims information in the palm of your hand. Intended for use by workers and employers, the app helps people navigate through the often complex injury claims process.
Published on 19 August 2015: The Victorian Commission for Children and Young People has released a report showing there are “significant flaws” in state care system for vulnerable children which is placing them at risk of sexual abuse.
Published on 19 August 2015: Day three of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Case Study commenced with evidence from a former Youth Officer of Turana, Mr. Ashley Cadd, employed as a Youth Worker at Turana between 1968 and 1990.
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.
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