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Christian Brothers reviewing “unjust” abuse settlements Christian Brothers reviewing “unjust” abuse settlements

Published on 22 May 2015: The Royal Commission today heard testimony conceding that many settled claims for compensation made by survivors of abuse against the Christian Brothers were inadequate and "unjust" in today’s light.

NUW calls for local help with fair food campaign NUW calls for local help with fair food campaign

Published on 22 May 2015: The National Union of Workers, who have been instrumental in exposing the slave-like conditions operating on some farms, is calling on people who may live close to these farms to join in the Fair Food Australia campaign.

Ballarat abuse survivors call for urgent redress at Royal Commission Ballarat abuse survivors call for urgent redress at Royal Commission

Published on 21 May 2015: Survivors of clergy abuse in Ballarat have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse compensation and support services are urgently needed to stop abuse survivors from committing suicide.

New video series offers practical advice about institutional and sexual abuse, and the law New video series offers practical advice about institutional and sexual abuse, and the law

Published on 21 May 2015: Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers has just released a new series of videos that offer practical legal tips on institutional sexual and physical abuse, the Royal Commission, compensation, and what to do if you or someone you know has been abused.

Poultry worker sacked for drunkenness awarded $7,000 in compensation Poultry worker sacked for drunkenness awarded $7,000 in compensation

Published on 21 May 2015: It’s easy to sensationalise a case where it is alleged a worker’s conduct led to the death of 50 or so chickens at the worker’s place of employment, however when the decision is properly read and understood, the resolution makes complete sense.

Pell accused of trying to cover up abuse Pell accused of trying to cover up abuse

Published on 20 May 2015: The Royal Commission today heard startling evidence from the nephew of convicted child sex abuser Gerald Ridsdale that George Pell had tried to bribe him to keep quiet his abuse.

Victorian inquiry into labour hire announced Victorian inquiry into labour hire announced

Published on 20 May 2015: The Andrews Government has announced it will conduct an inquiry into the labour hire industry in the wake of the 4 Corners documentary exposing exploitation of migrant and guest workers in Australia’s fresh food industry.

Royal Commission begins landmark Ballarat public hearings Royal Commission begins landmark Ballarat public hearings

Published on 19 May 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today began its landmark hearings in Ballarat by revealing that it had compelled the release of previously confidential documents from the Catholic Church’s insurers.

'Slave traders' in Australia are illegally operating outside of worker's compensation framework 'Slave traders' in Australia are illegally operating outside of worker's compensation framework

Published on 08 May 2015: A recent investigation conducted by the ABC’s 4 Corners into what it calls "the dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food" exposes an industry a large part of which operates illegally and openly outside Australian employment laws.

The jobs of 80 textile workers are on the line The jobs of 80 textile workers are on the line

Published on 06 May 2015: Victorian unions are staging a protest rally outside the premises of one of only two remaining companies in Australia that make defence uniforms for the ADF

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