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Napthine Government's commitment to civil reforms on historical sex abuse claims still unclear Napthine Government's commitment to civil reforms on historical sex abuse claims still unclear

Published on 09 May 2014: The Victorian Government has announced that it accepts "in principle" all of the recommendations in the "Betrayal of Trust" Report.

Is the Ellis Defence now dead, or alive and well? Is the Ellis Defence now dead, or alive and well?

Published on 08 April 2014: The head of The Catholic Church in Australia appears to be walking away from a legal tactic that has previously been successfully used by the church’s lawyers.

$130,000 WorkCover win for finger amputee $130,000 WorkCover win for finger amputee

Published on 07 April 2014: A tradesman who was injured at work has been awarded $130,000 in damages by the Victorian County Court.

Can’t work because you're injured? Most Super plans come with income insurance. Can’t work because you're injured? Most Super plans come with income insurance.

Published on 04 April 2014: Super Funds pay out millions of dollars in income protection and disability insurance each year to injured workers who are unable to return to work full time, or not at all.

Criminal charges may not land you a criminal record Criminal charges may not land you a criminal record

Published on 27 March 2014: If you are charged for the first time with a minor offence, such as a traffic violation, minor assault charges or property offences, a diversion order can be an option and you should understand how one operates.

Injury case a wake up call for football bodies Injury case a wake up call for football bodies

Published on 03 March 2014: The compensation case of a Warrnambool father of two who was badly bashed and injured at a grand final in country Victoria will be watched carefully by anyone involved in sports administration.

Feeling trapped by sexual abuse at work? You CAN do something. Feeling trapped by sexual abuse at work? You CAN do something.

Published on 15 January 2014: Many female workers report they have been sexually harassed. You'd think that after all the publicity and the tough legislation, sexual abuse would now be rare in the workplace.

Release of US churchman proves difficulty in prosecuting abuse cases Release of US churchman proves difficulty in prosecuting abuse cases

Published on 13 January 2014: The first church official ever charged or convicted in the US over the handling of clergy abuse complaints, will be released from jail after an appeal court unanimously overturned his conviction.

Threatened with redundancy? It's time to rethink that compensation claim Threatened with redundancy? It's time to rethink that compensation claim

Published on 09 January 2014: Some workers are carrying injuries because they don't want to make themselves targets for redundancies. But if you have been putting off making a WorkCover compo claim while under threat of retrenchment, it pays to re-consider that claim.

Secret recordings with your boss - a good or bad idea? Secret recordings with your boss - a good or bad idea?

Published on 17 December 2013: The incidence of secretly recorded conversations between workers and bosses is on the rise. Smart phones have made it technologically easier. An industrial relations culture plagued by insecure work has made it more attractive.

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