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The problem with claiming economic loss in historical child sexual abuse claims The problem with claiming economic loss in historical child sexual abuse claims

Published on 15 October 2015: Philip Brewin, solicitor acting for the Salvation Army (Southern Territory), continued his evidence at the Royal Commission's examination of the experiences of children who were residents at homes operated by the Salvation Army (Southern Territory).

Dooring and other cycling injuries – know your legal rights Dooring and other cycling injuries – know your legal rights

Published on 14 October 2015: Given the vulnerability of cyclists, they are at a particular risk of serious injury and death in an accident. However, many of those injured may not know about their potential entitlements under the TAC scheme.

What we’ve learnt so far: Salvation Army (Southern Territory) child abuse Royal Commission hearings What we’ve learnt so far: Salvation Army (Southern Territory) child abuse Royal Commission hearings

Published on 13 October 2015: Over the past week, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been examining the response of the Salvation Army (Southern Territory) to cases of child sexual abuse.

Make your voice heard against wage exploitation Make your voice heard against wage exploitation

Published on 13 October 2015: The plight of workers who have been scammed by some of the large fresh food suppliers to the big supermarkets, and others like those on student visas who have been exploited by 7-Eleven, will be front and centre at this year’s Fluro Fightback rally.

Salvation Army review of child abuse settlements, will drop legal defences Salvation Army review of child abuse settlements, will drop legal defences

Published on 13 October 2015: The leadership of the Salvation Army (Southern Territory) has publicly confirmed it will not use three key legal defences to shield itself from being sued in compensation claims for child abuse.

Salvation Army corporal punishment in children’s homes in breach of own regulations Salvation Army corporal punishment in children’s homes in breach of own regulations

Published on 12 October 2015: The Commission also heard evidence of a culture within the Salvation Army that some officers may have believed that it was their duty to rid ‘evil’ from young boys.

Salvation Army (Sth Territory) to review old abuse claims, support redress scheme Salvation Army (Sth Territory) to review old abuse claims, support redress scheme

Published on 09 October 2015: The leader of the Salvation Army (Sth Territory) says some claims previously settled for child abuse may be re-opened as the organisation moves to support the establishment of a single national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors.

Bayswater and Box Hill Boys’ Home abuse survivors tell of road to justice Bayswater and Box Hill Boys’ Home abuse survivors tell of road to justice

Published on 08 October 2015: Survivors of abuse at two of Victoria’s most notorious Children’s Homes have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse of the ways they have sought recognition and monetary payments from the Salvation Army (Southern Territory).

Reform to Victorian laws on Powers of Attorney Reform to Victorian laws on Powers of Attorney

Published on 08 October 2015: Victorians are being encouraged to use Enduring Powers of Attorney as a means of managing their personal affairs, with reforms to the state’s laws relating to Powers of Attorney coming into effect on 1 September 2015.

Abuse at Box Hill Boys’ Home examined by Royal Commission Abuse at Box Hill Boys’ Home examined by Royal Commission

Published on 07 October 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has heard from a number of survivors of physical and sexual abuse at the Box Hill Boys’ home in Melbourne’s east.

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