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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.

Beware of social media - WorkSafe is watching you! Beware of social media - WorkSafe is watching you!

Published on 23 March 2016: If you have a WorkCover claim, and particularly if you have any court case pending, be vigilant about what is put on Facebook and other social media sites.

Insecure work, tougher employer penalties loom as key issue Insecure work, tougher employer penalties loom as key issue

Published on 22 March 2016: The Labour Party and a number of unions appear determined to focus public attention on insecure work and worker exploitation this election.

You may be entitled to interest on a slow TPD claim You may be entitled to interest on a slow TPD claim

Published on 21 March 2016: Lodged a total or permanent disability (TPD) claim with your superannuation? You might be entitled to interest if they are slow in deciding your claim.

You have 6 years to sue for serious injury compo You have 6 years to sue for serious injury compo

Published on 18 March 2016: If you have been seriously injured, you have 6 years from the date of injury to claim for injury compensation under Common Law. But legal tests apply.

Injury not anyone else’s fault? You may still claim lump sum Injury not anyone else’s fault? You may still claim lump sum

Published on 11 March 2016: How do WorkCover laws apply when an injury was not caused by any failing on the part of an employer?

Free legal service JobWatch extends its hours Free legal service JobWatch extends its hours

Published on 11 March 2016: Jobwatch, the Victorian information service that offers free legal help to disadvantaged workers on employment matters, will soon extend its hours.

Returning to work is the best medicine Returning to work is the best medicine

Published on 10 March 2016: Being injured at work is stressful and there is the added stress of being off work! It is widely accepted that a swift return to work can aid in a faster recovery.

Getting paid the right amount for time off work Getting paid the right amount for time off work

Published on 07 March 2016: Being off work injured is emotionally and financially stressful so it is important that you receive the correct financial entitlements to help relieve this.

You won’t be required further – Commission finishes with Pell You won’t be required further – Commission finishes with Pell

Published on 03 March 2016: On the final day of the Royal Commission, Cardinal Pell was cross-examined by lawyers acting for abuse survivors and questioned about his seemingly selective recollections of events from the early 1970s onwards.

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