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Published on 08 October 2015: Survivors of abuse at two of Victoria’s most notorious Children’s Homes have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse of the ways they have sought recognition and monetary payments from the Salvation Army (Southern Territory).
Published on 08 October 2015: Victorians are being encouraged to use Enduring Powers of Attorney as a means of managing their personal affairs, with reforms to the state’s laws relating to Powers of Attorney coming into effect on 1 September 2015.
Published on 07 October 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard from a number of survivors of physical and sexual abuse at the Box Hill Boys’ home in Melbourne’s east.
Published on 07 October 2015: More evidence has been presented of the devastating impact of abuse from survivors of Salvation Army children’s homes. This morning, a witness known as ‘BMC’ told about abuse at the Hollywood Children’s Village in Nedlands, Western Australia.
Published on 07 October 2015: The leadership of the Salvation Army has been called upon to “do the right thing” by survivors of physical and sexual abuse and support generous redress arrangements.
Published on 06 October 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear evidence this week about civil claims for compensation made by survivors of abuse in Salvation Army children’s homes in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
Published on 06 October 2015: The Salvation Army will again be the focus of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse this fortnight, with the charity’s Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian Childrens’ Homes examined.
Published on 30 September 2015: Harsh amendments to the Transport Accident scheme introduced by the Napthine Liberal Government are still in force, even though condemned at the time by the then opposition leader Daniel Andrews.
Published on 29 September 2015: The second in a series of blogs for people considering making a claim for compensation for sexual or physical abuse explains the first steps involved in initiating the claim process.
Published on 24 September 2015: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $100 million initiative on violence against women includes extra funding to extend an innovative legal service "embedded" in some hospitals including funding to extend the deployment of duty lawyers in our hospitals.
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