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Remembering those killed, disabled, injured or made unwell at work this year Remembering those killed, disabled, injured or made unwell at work this year

Published on 22 April 2015: Tuesday 28 April will mark International Workers Memorial Day, honoring the memory of those killed, disabled, injured or made unwell at work as a result of unsafe work practices.

Plans to seal Irish abuse records for 75 years Plans to seal Irish abuse records for 75 years

Published on 20 April 2015: Survivors of institutional child abuse in Ireland are concerned about the government’s plan to seal up documents from the country’s major abuse inquiry for the next 75 years.

Why do women continue to be paid less than men? Why do women continue to be paid less than men?

Published on 17 April 2015: New figures reveal that within management circles, men's pay advantage is between 24% and 29%. In the legal services field, the overall gender pay gap shows a 35.8% discrepancy in base remuneration compared to an average across all industries of 19.9%.

Ballarat Orphanage hunt for bodies echoes similar allegations in Ireland and the USA Ballarat Orphanage hunt for bodies echoes similar allegations in Ireland and the USA

Published on 15 April 2015: The notorious old Ballarat Orphanage joins an unsavory list of institutions from around the world where searches have been conducted for the buried bodies of abused and neglected children who died while in care.

Child abuse by Catholic nuns examined at Australian and Northern Ireland inquiries Child abuse by Catholic nuns examined at Australian and Northern Ireland inquiries

Published on 14 April 2015: Children abused while living in the care of two well-known Catholic orders are having their stories recorded by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse and the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

Avoid fatigue and road injury in regional Victoria this Easter Avoid fatigue and road injury in regional Victoria this Easter

Published on 02 April 2015: With the Easter break expected to encourage holiday-makers and boost road traffic, road users should be aware of the dangers of fatigue.

Abuse survivor loses appeal for legal representation at Northern Ireland inquiry Abuse survivor loses appeal for legal representation at Northern Ireland inquiry

Published on 31 March 2015: An institutional abuse survivor has lost a court battle for publicly-funded legal representation when she gives evidence at the Historical Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland.

Divorce rates in Werribee, Melton and Point Cook are high, but conciliation is key to keeping down legal costs Divorce rates in Werribee, Melton and Point Cook are high, but conciliation is key to keeping down legal costs

Published on 25 March 2015: Younger families, developing careers, weighty mortgages, and limited services are all pressures that weigh on couples in the West of Melbourne, particularly in the rapidly expanding suburbs of Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Melton and Point Cook.

Nearly one in three abuse allegations not investigated by Northern Territory Nearly one in three abuse allegations not investigated by Northern Territory

Published on 20 March 2015: Nearly a third of allegations of child sexual abuse in out of home care in the Northern Territory are not being investigated, it was revealed this week.

If your property settlement isn’t in writing, it will not protect you. If your property settlement isn’t in writing, it will not protect you.

Published on 20 March 2015: If you and your partner have reached agreement on a property settlement it is essential that you that your agreement is formalised in either Consent Orders or a Financial Agreement.

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