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Survivor tells of Salvation Army abuse and experience seeking redress in Western Australia Survivor tells of Salvation Army abuse and experience seeking redress in Western Australia

Published on 07 October 2015: More evidence has been presented of the devastating impact of abuse from survivors of Salvation Army children’s homes. This morning, a witness known as ‘BMC’ told about abuse at the Hollywood Children’s Village in Nedlands, Western Australia.

Abuse survivors tell Salvation Army to “do the right thing” and support generous redress Abuse survivors tell Salvation Army to “do the right thing” and support generous redress

Published on 07 October 2015: The leadership of the Salvation Army has been called upon to “do the right thing” by survivors of physical and sexual abuse and support generous redress arrangements.

Royal Commission to hear evidence about Salvation Army abuse compo claims Royal Commission to hear evidence about Salvation Army abuse compo claims

Published on 06 October 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will hear evidence this week about civil claims for compensation made by survivors of abuse in Salvation Army children’s homes in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

Child abuse Royal Commission focuses on Salvation Army Homes in Victoria, SA Child abuse Royal Commission focuses on Salvation Army Homes in Victoria, SA

Published on 06 October 2015: The Salvation Army will again be the focus of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual abuse this fortnight, with the charity’s Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian Childrens’ Homes examined.

TAC payouts for mental injury still restricted by tighter tests TAC payouts for mental injury still restricted by tighter tests

Published on 30 September 2015: Harsh amendments to the Transport Accident scheme introduced by the Napthine Liberal Government are still in force, even though condemned at the time by the then opposition leader Daniel Andrews.

Can I make a claim through a redress fund? Can I make a claim through a redress fund?

Published on 29 September 2015: The second in a series of blogs for people considering making a claim for compensation for sexual or physical abuse explains the first steps involved in initiating the claim process.

Legal help for women in hospitals – PMs call to stop violence against women Legal help for women in hospitals – PMs call to stop violence against women

Published on 24 September 2015: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s $100 million initiative on violence against women includes extra funding to extend an innovative legal service "embedded" in some hospitals including funding to extend the deployment of duty lawyers in our hospitals.

Gay convictions can now be expunged – at last Gay convictions can now be expunged – at last

Published on 24 September 2015: There was a time when behaviour linked to homosexual conduct was considered a crime in Victoria. From 1 September 2015 the Sentencing Act 1991 has been amended to enable anyone convicted of such an offence to apply to have the conviction expunged.

Melbourne Response found to be insufficiently independent Melbourne Response found to be insufficiently independent

Published on 23 September 2015: The report examining the responses of the Catholic Church released last week alongside the commissioners final report regarding Redress and Civil Litigation is not sufficiently independent of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Join the Union rally to save our weekends Join the Union rally to save our weekends

Published on 22 September 2015: If weekends are important to you, it’s time to make a stand against some of those businesses trying to cut weekend penalty rates. Workers are invited to voice their support for weekend penalty rates at a rally to be held on the steps of Parliament.

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