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22 March Tried everything to treat your chronic pain? 6 questions to ask about legally accessing medicinal cannabis Australian Governments started to decriminalise medicinal cannabis in 2017 but there is still much confusion about how patients can access it, what products are available, and what legal issues may arise, especially if caught driving with the products in their system.
14 March If you help your child and their partner buy a home, can you get your money back if they separate? If you lend money to a child and their partner so they can purchase a property, but then the child and their partner separate and need to finalise their financial affairs, can you claim some, or all of your funds back from either of them?
8 March Pell appeal: How does the appeal process work? Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of child sexual abuse. Held at Melbourne Assessment Prison, Pell has now been incarcerated for over a week. He has sought leave to appeal and the court has set a date of 7-8 June to hear the application and should that application be successful, the appeal itself.
5 March Which types of organisations can be sued for sex abuse? While the Catholic Church is currently in the spotlight for abuse crimes, the sexual abuse of children can occur in any number of institutions. Ryan Carlisle Thomas has mounted common law damages claims against churches, foster care placements and governments
28 February Redundancy: will an 'exit medical' affect my WorkCover claim? There is no legal obligation on a worker who accepts a redundancy or is otherwise terminated from employment to attend an exit medical. Our concern is that the results from an ‘exit medical’ may be used by the employer to thwart any WorkCover claim lodged by a worker after they have accepted their redundancy.
26 February Pell running Church sex abuse scheme while abusing children Along with news of Cardinal George Pell’s conviction today for child sexual assault comes the astonishing realisation that at the time he was sexually abusing his young victims, he was also managing the Catholic Church’s response to child sexual abuse - the so-called Melbourne Response.