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Published on 21 August 2014: On the day the appearance by videolink of the architect of the Catholic’s Church’s Melbourne Response drew a packed and sometimes vocal court, Cardinal Pell rejected the notion that the Church had a legal responsibility for the actions of abusive priests.
Published on 20 August 2014: The Archbishop who was in charge of the Melbourne Archdiocese when the Catholic Church was struggling to come up with a strategy to contain fallout from sexual abuse scandal gives evidence tomorrow afternoon in a live link up with the Vatican.
Published on 20 August 2014: As we've spoken about before, many people are reluctant to make a Will. It is common for people to avoid talking about death and to put off making a Will because it is too confronting, too difficult or thought to be unnecessary.
Published on 20 August 2014: Today, the Independent Commissioner of the Catholic Church’ Melbourne Response Peter O'Callahan will continue his evidence at the Royal Commission.
Published on 18 August 2014: Some big figures were released by the Catholic Church on day 1 of the Royal Commission’s Melbourne hearings into its "Melbourne Response".
Published on 16 August 2014: RCT will be attending and following the Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse hearings live with selected tweets and blogs on items of legal significance for our clients and supporters to follow.
Published on 13 August 2014: Tough conversations are important in determining what happens to you and your possessions if you are not able to make decisions for yourself. Having a will, a medical power of attorney, and financial power of attorney ensures your wishes are followed.
Published on 13 August 2014: It’s been nearly nine months since recommendations were tabled in the Victorian Parliament about changes that were required to help address the abuse of children by religious and other non-government organisations.
Published on 12 August 2014: A special investigation into the tactics used by the Catholic Church in Australia to minimise compensation payments to victims of sexual abuse, will be aired on Four Corners tonight on ABC TV.
Published on 12 August 2014: Recent new anti-bullying laws brought in by the Fair Work Commission have toughened the action that can be taken to stop workplace harassment. If you feel bullied or constantly intimidated, you should understand what the changes mean for you.
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