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Highly awaited legal reforms on abuse and redress to be tabled in Parliament Highly awaited legal reforms on abuse and redress to be tabled in Parliament

Published on 10 September 2015: The highly awaited recommendations of the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed to the Federal Government are expected to be made public by way of being tabled in Federal Parliament late this week or early next week.

Child abuse Royal Commission to examine Ballarat Christian Brothers response in 2016 Child abuse Royal Commission to examine Ballarat Christian Brothers response in 2016

Published on 04 September 2015: The response of the Christian Brothers to cases of child sexual abuse will be explored during public hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Ballarat in early 2016.

More Geelong Grammar abuse survivors speak out at Royal Commission More Geelong Grammar abuse survivors speak out at Royal Commission

Published on 02 September 2015: More former students of Geelong Grammar have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of abuse they suffered at the elite private school.

RCT calls for the release of redress recommendation RCT calls for the release of redress recommendation

Published on 02 September 2015: There have been calls from the Labor opposition and advocacy groups for the Abbott Government to release to the public the recommendations made by the Royal Commission on child sexual abuse on establishing a redress scheme for survivors.

Royal Commission commences Geelong Grammar child abuse public hearing Royal Commission commences Geelong Grammar child abuse public hearing

Published on 01 September 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has begun its public investigation into child sexual abuse at the elite private school, Geelong Grammar.

Fair Work action against 7-Eleven fails to address the real bind for migrant workers Fair Work action against 7-Eleven fails to address the real bind for migrant workers

Published on 01 September 2015: The Fair Work Ombudsman has recently commenced legal proceedings against a 7-Eleven retail store in Sydney which allegedly underpaid two migrant employees almost $50,000 and created erroneous records for the workers.

Hearing into Youth Training Centres ends with current DHHS secretary shocked, saddened and appalled by evidence Hearing into Youth Training Centres ends with current DHHS secretary shocked, saddened and appalled by evidence

Published on 28 August 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse public hearing into Victorian State-run Youth Training and Reception Centres heard evidence related to practices and policies in dealing with wards of the state and juvenile offenders.

Assistant Police Commissioner says children in care who complained to police were seen as “troublemakers” Assistant Police Commissioner says children in care who complained to police were seen as “troublemakers”

Published on 27 August 2015: The Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse he was surprised and disappointed when he read the accounts provided by survivors about their experiences whilst in State care.

Review: New WorkCover App – VicClaim Review: New WorkCover App – VicClaim

Published on 27 August 2015: Last week we reported on the release of a new app developed by the Victorian WorkCover Authority to assist in reporting and making injury claims - here is a review from members of our WorkCover team who have been road testing the App.

Report of incest at girls home as emotional former superintendent admits “deep shame” at lack of care Report of incest at girls home as emotional former superintendent admits “deep shame” at lack of care

Published on 26 August 2015: Former Superintendent, Dr. Eileen Slack, told the Commission complaints were made about Triad programs including that the program was intrusive, caused scapegoating between girls, and as one witness before the Commission described, “was a joke” overall.

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