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Casual or labour hire workers - how to calculate WorkCover benefits Casual or labour hire workers - how to calculate WorkCover benefits

Published on 09 December 2016: How to calculate your WorkCover benefits if you have been injured while working as a casual or labour hire worker.

Founder of law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, Orm Thomas, talks about the history of the firm, the law and the future. Founder of law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, Orm Thomas, talks about the history of the firm, the law and the future.

Published on 06 December 2016: Founder of Melbourne law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas, Orm Thomas, discusses his 48 years in law and the history of Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers.

New report incorporates guidelines to protect children from abuse New report incorporates guidelines to protect children from abuse

Published on 06 December 2016: The Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse has just released new guidelines designed to keep children in institutional care safe from abuse.

Victorian Government to review WorkSafe disputation process Victorian Government to review WorkSafe disputation process

Published on 01 December 2016: The Victorian Government has commissioned a review of WorkSafe’s workplace injury disputation process to ensure injured workers are not having their claims to benefits denied or delayed.

Hazelwood workers needn't make themselves injury targets Hazelwood workers needn't make themselves injury targets

Published on 01 December 2016: Practical advice for Hazelwood power station workers and others in like industries that are facing closure or are having their workforce cut or outsourced to a labor hire company.

Onus of proof to be reversed in Victorian child abuse cases Onus of proof to be reversed in Victorian child abuse cases

Published on 25 November 2016: A new Bill has been introduced into Parliament which will reverse the onus of proof and require institutions to prove they were not negligent and that reasonable precautions were taken to prevent abuse.

State Government to change privacy rights of perpetrators State Government to change privacy rights of perpetrators

Published on 24 November 2016: The Victorian State Government has released a ten year plan to fight domestic violence ahead of White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women tomorrow.

Tasmanian survivors of abuse now free from time restrictions when bringing civil claims Tasmanian survivors of abuse now free from time restrictions when bringing civil claims

Published on 24 November 2016: In positive news for Tasmanian survivors of abuse, the Tasmanian Government has announced it will abolish time restrictions for civil claims relating to childhood sexual and physical abuse.

Cardinia Shire takes to the streets to protest against domestic violence Cardinia Shire takes to the streets to protest against domestic violence

Published on 24 November 2016: Locals will rally and march in Pakenham tomorrow to protest against domestic violence in the Shire of Cardinia as part of White Ribbon Day.

The Family Law Act has always undergone change. So, why not for same sex marriage? The Family Law Act has always undergone change. So, why not for same sex marriage?

Published on 23 November 2016: LGBTI relationships and marriages have recently become accepted through law in the US. They join a growing list of progressive countries such as New Zealand and Ireland where legislative change has been introduced.

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