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Published on 06 June 2013: Former High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart who chairs the Northern Ireland Inquiry into historical child abuse has called on Irish born Australians to come forward and tell their stories of abuse.
Published on 15 May 2013: Peter Hanks QC has handed down his review of the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1998 (SRCA), which contains some excellent recommendations for reform of the national Comcare scheme.
Published on 15 May 2013: Many people who have been in a road collision and are taken to hospital for diagnosis are being discharged prematurely and then denied assistance from the TAC.
Published on 09 May 2013: Have you been sacked because of a TAC injury claim? If you've been injured on the road you might find that the road back to work is more than a little bumpy.
Published on 09 May 2013: Reparation Payments paid under the Defence Abuse Response Team (DART) are not paid as compensation but are meant as an acknowledgement by Defence that the abuse was wrong and can have a lasting and serious impact.
Published on 09 May 2013: Eligibility requirements for a reparation payment from the ADF Taskforce have now been released.
Published on 09 May 2013: The Royal Commission is calling for victims to come forward and make submissions.
Published on 24 April 2013: Many people who are laid off work as result of being injured have done so outside of work, possibly even on their way to or from the workplace.
Published on 16 April 2013: Guidelines relating to statements by victims to the Royal Commission have been released.
Published on 16 April 2013: The Federal Government has announced that $44 million in funding will be made available for counselling for victims of institutional child sex abuse as part of the support services being offered as part of the Royal Commission processes
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