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Royal Commission calls for national Working With Children checks system Royal Commission calls for national Working With Children checks system

Published on 30 January 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has recommended a national overhaul of laws on pre-employment checks for people who work with children to ensure a uniform national approach.

Sexual abuse Royal Commission announces Ballarat public hearings Sexual abuse Royal Commission announces Ballarat public hearings

Published on 30 January 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hold its first public hearings in the regional Victorian city of Ballarat in May 2015.

65,000 abuse survivors may seek redress 65,000 abuse survivors may seek redress

Published on 30 January 2015: Modelling undertaken on behalf of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse suggests that non-government organisations and governments could be facing a total compensation bill of $3.8 billion.

We call for institutions that caused abuse to pay the compensation We call for institutions that caused abuse to pay the compensation

Published on 29 January 2015: As the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse throws open public debate on the controversial issue of how best to compensate the survivors of sexual abuse, we’re calling on those institutions that allowed the abuse to occur to pay up.

Royal Commission kick starts debate on compensation for abuse survivors Royal Commission kick starts debate on compensation for abuse survivors

Published on 28 January 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will be calling for public submissions on redress and litigation when it releases its own consultation paper at a public hearing in Sydney.

Royal Commission to investigate child abuse in foster care Royal Commission to investigate child abuse in foster care

Published on 23 January 2015: A new line of inquiry into the sexual abuse of children while in foster care will be initiated by the Royal Commission with public hearings expected to lift the lid on abuse of children while in out-of-home care (OOHC) and under government supervision.

Common questions about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Common questions about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Published on 21 January 2015: RCT answers some common questions about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - an independent, national investigation into the failings of state, religious and other institutions to protect children from sexual abuse.

How you fill in a WorkCover claim form can be critical How you fill in a WorkCover claim form can be critical

Published on 14 January 2015: Problems arising from the decision in the Magistrates' Court in Robinson v SPI Electricity Pty Ltd continue to frustrate injured workers due to a onerous and strict requirement to correctly and fully fill out a claim form properly.

Who should pay to compensate abuse survivors? Who should pay to compensate abuse survivors?

Published on 08 January 2015: Public debate on the best way to compensate abuse survivors is set to intensify. Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers believes an independent redress scheme is needed to help survivors with the personal and financial struggles they face.

New changes to section 32 statements now require checklists New changes to section 32 statements now require checklists

Published on 23 December 2014: Buying and selling houses and land now requires a due diligence checklist to accompany the usual section 32 vendor’s statement, under changes which came into force on 1 October 2014.

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