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Cardinal Pell’s claims of deceit continue at Commission Cardinal Pell’s claims of deceit continue at Commission

Published on 02 March 2016: Today Cardinal Pell continued to give evidence to the Royal Commission. Counsel Assisting, Gail Furness SC, commenced questioning about allegations of sexual misconduct concering Father Searson.

Today, Pell played dodge ball Today, Pell played dodge ball

Published on 01 March 2016: As Pell today dodged responsibility, Commissioner McClellan made it clear; if the Commission forms the view that Pell knew about Ridsdale’s offending, he too would be culpable.

Pell's opening evidence: By George he hasn't got it Pell's opening evidence: By George he hasn't got it

Published on 29 February 2016: As Pell gave evidence from Rome this morning AEDT and into the early hours of the Roman morning, it took a leap of faith to be satisfied with much of his evidence.

Making a claim against the Catholic Church Making a claim against the Catholic Church

Published on 29 February 2016: The Royal Commission has put the spotlight back on the Catholic Church, but what is the current status of the claims being made against the Church?

Will moral doubts prompt Pell’s hand? Will moral doubts prompt Pell’s hand?

Published on 26 February 2016: The Royal Commission has begun its final public hearing into the various institutions run by Catholic Church authorities in and around Ballarat, and their responses to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Domestic Violence summit heads to Sydney Domestic Violence summit heads to Sydney

Published on 25 February 2016: Sydney will host the second National Family and Domestic Violence Summit over the next two days, February 25 and 26.

What medical costs will WorkCover pay for? What medical costs will WorkCover pay for?

Published on 25 February 2016: If you are injured at work, it is vital to ensure you are getting appropriate treatment to give you the best chance of a full recovery and return to work.

Farmers want rebate if new quad bike law introduced Farmers want rebate if new quad bike law introduced

Published on 22 February 2016: Quad bike safety is again in the spotlight with farming leaders calling for rebates if WorkSafe proceeds with plans to make rollover devices mandatory.

You can choose your own doctor for WorkCover treatment You can choose your own doctor for WorkCover treatment

Published on 22 February 2016: If you claim for WorkCover, not only do you have the right to see your family doctor for treatment and to obtain WorkCover Certificates of Capacity, it is strongly advised.

You can challenge a WorkCover insurer’s decision You can challenge a WorkCover insurer’s decision

Published on 15 February 2016: WorkCover insurers make bad decisions all the time. They can be unfair, unreasonable or just plain wrong so it is important to know that you do not have to accept your WorkCover insurer’s decision.

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