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Published on 12 January 2013: Michelle O'Byrne, Minister for Children, has urged any remaining individuals who suffered abuse whilst in the care of the State of Tasmania to come forward.
Published on 12 January 2013: Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Published on 07 December 2012: Amendments to the Fair Work Act taking effect on 1st January 2013 - a summary of the changes.
Published on 04 December 2012: The Western Australian Government has announced a limited Redress Scheme for people who were abused as children in Western Australian hostels
Published on 29 November 2012: Tips on how to succeed in your injury compensation claim.
Published on 29 November 2012: In welcome news this week, Denis Hart, who is President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, added his voice to the call for limitation periods to be abolished in cases of child sex abuse.
Published on 28 November 2012: SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) has lodged a complaint against the Catholic Church in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
Published on 27 November 2012: There are renewed attempts to change laws which make the Catholic Church legally responsible for sexual abuse and subject to damages claims.
Published on 27 November 2012: Since the announcement of the Royal Commission, victims of institutional abuse are coming forward in such large numbers that some are being turned away by support groups.
Published on 27 November 2012: ADF Taskforce will have power to order the Department of Defence to pay up to $50,000 to victims of abuse.
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