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Royal Commission announces private hearings deadline Royal Commission announces private hearings deadline

Published on 29 April 2016: Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse announces 30 September deadline for registering private sessions. This will be last chance to request private hearing.

Court finds woman’s account of her disability conflicts with her Facebook Court finds woman’s account of her disability conflicts with her Facebook

Published on 28 April 2016: Case shows how the TAC can use Facebook images and posts as evidence when undermining someone’s claim to be seriously injured on the road.

No Win No Fee legal agreements – why you need to be careful No Win No Fee legal agreements – why you need to be careful

Published on 22 April 2016: No Win No Fee – why you need to be careful. Some fee agreements will leave you out of pocket for thousands of dollars. You need to check the fine print.

Commission resumes inquiry into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Commission resumes inquiry into Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

Published on 21 April 2016: Commission into Child Sexual Abuse to question former officers of the Catholic Education Office. Will the probe shed further light on Cardinal Pell?

WorkSafe claims agents under investigation in Victoria WorkSafe claims agents under investigation in Victoria

Published on 19 April 2016: WorkSafe agents have come under investigation by the Ombudsman’s office over allegations of unfair and unscrupulous treatment of injured workers in Victoria.

Family violence: Financial abuse must also be tackled Family violence: Financial abuse must also be tackled

Published on 14 April 2016: Family violence Royal Commission: financial abuse must also be tackled. Affordable housing key to leaving abusive partner. Know your rights under family law.

New TAC statistics – cyclists AND drivers must take care New TAC statistics – cyclists AND drivers must take care

Published on 07 April 2016: New TAC statistics highlight need for cyclists AND drivers to take extra care. Intersections are a particular cycling hazard.

Doctors, nurses and lawyers must work together to stem violence against women Doctors, nurses and lawyers must work together to stem violence against women

Published on 04 April 2016: Royal Commission into Family Violence backs closer ties between doctors and lawyers to stem the tide of violence against women.

CommInsure scandal: is your disability claim at risk? CommInsure scandal: is your disability claim at risk?

Published on 31 March 2016: CommInsure denying compensation insurance payouts to legitimately ill clients highlights the need for caution in claiming against your superannuation fund.

Royal Commission into Family Violence report released Royal Commission into Family Violence report released

Published on 30 March 2016: The Royal Commission into Family Violence delivered has much-anticipated report to the Victorian Government. Today it is being released to the public.

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