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Published on 31 October 2014: Media reports reveal tougher laws urged by the TAC and imposed by the Napthine-Baillieu government have impeded common law compensation for people suffering long term mental injury due to road trauma.
Published on 30 October 2014: The Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, today announced that a Victorian State Labor Government would guarantee nurse to patient and midwife to patient ratios in law.
Published on 30 October 2014: Injured workers may not have to wait as long for some types of medical procedures due to changes to WorkCover approvals processes. Major changes apply to MRI scans, gym and pool rehabilitation, some elective surgery, a range of equipment, and home help.
Published on 30 October 2014: The Liberal-National government has released draft legislation to amend the Limitation of Actions Act 1958, ahead of the state election, renewing its pledge to abolish statutory time limits for survivors of child abuse to bring civil claims in court.
Published on 24 October 2014: Figures released by WorkCover to The Age and reported in other media yesterday reveal that the cost of stress related claims in Victoria is surging, up from $189.3m in 2008-9 to $273.3m last financial year.
Published on 22 October 2014: The UK government is set to begin a new independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales between 1970 and the present day.
Published on 21 October 2014: Survivors of institutional abuse are calling for aged care services to be included in a new national redress scheme being considered by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Published on 09 October 2014: The Chair of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse says new research has revealed a drop in the number of child sex abuse cases making it all the way to the courtroom.
Published on 08 October 2014: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold public hearings in Tasmania next month.
Published on 03 October 2014: From 1 July, both WorkCover and the TAC have introduced new Capacity Assessment Forms that have replaced the old medical certificates which had to be filled in by the treating doctor.
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