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Bourke Street tragedy - counselling help for victims, witnesses and relatives Bourke Street tragedy - counselling help for victims, witnesses and relatives

Published on 31 January 2017: It is useful for people to be aware that, among the range of services at hand to help those affected, is the Victorian Government’s Victims of Crime Assistance scheme.

Police apology to child sex abuse victims delayed Police apology to child sex abuse victims delayed

Published on 31 January 2017: Victoria’s Police chief commissioner, Graham Ashton, has said it is likely that the police will issue an apology to survivors of institutional child sex abuse for failing to take seriously and act on complaints of abuse over many years.

Pizza Hut the latest in a line of employment scandals Pizza Hut the latest in a line of employment scandals

Published on 27 January 2017: Another large employer operating under a franchisee structure has been taking advantage of vulnerable workers - mainly younger workers, migrants and overseas students.

Ridsdale faces numerous charges of pedophilia Ridsdale faces numerous charges of pedophilia

Published on 20 January 2017: Father Gerald Ridsdale appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today, 20 January 2017, via videolink from prison. Ridsdale appeared for a mention hearing regarding allegations of child sexual abuse that are being investigated by Taskforce SANO.

Court orders and parent plans: plan your school year now Court orders and parent plans: plan your school year now

Published on 20 January 2017: Whether you are following court orders or parenting plans, summer holidays and the new school year can throw out the regular care arrangements for the children.

Family Law cases spike in New Year Family Law cases spike in New Year

Published on 16 January 2017: Traditionally there is a heightened awareness in the lead up to Christmas that family violence increases as the financial and emotional pressures of the festive season draw closer.

How do I claim WorkCover benefits as a casual? How do I claim WorkCover benefits as a casual?

Published on 04 January 2017: How to claim WorkCover benefits as a casual or as a labour hire firm employee.

Could drones be used to spy on workers' private lives? Could drones be used to spy on workers' private lives?

Published on 21 December 2016: Allegations that Rio Tinto used drones to snoop on its workers may have been denied, but does the law protect workers’ privacy in the face of the increasing intrusion of technology at work and in the home?

Future insights from Orm and what matters most today Future insights from Orm and what matters most today

Published on 20 December 2016: In a rare interview, Orm Thomas - one of the founders Ryan Carlisle Thomas - shares his thoughts on where law is headed, where he likes to spend his time and what he does to make a difference today.

Founder of law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, provides insights for young lawyers Founder of law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, provides insights for young lawyers

Published on 12 December 2016: Founder of Melbourne law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, Orm Thomas, reflects on his experiences with the legal system and provides insights for the next generation of lawyers.

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