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Royal Commission told things “terribly wrong” at Turana Royal Commission told things “terribly wrong” at Turana

Published on 19 August 2015: Day three of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s Case Study commenced with evidence from a former Youth Officer of Turana, Mr. Ashley Cadd, employed as a Youth Worker at Turana between 1968 and 1990.

Money used to gain power in family violence situation Money used to gain power in family violence situation

Published on 19 August 2015: Financial abuse is not uncommon in family violence matters. We see clients who have absolutely no idea of their financial situation. They may be given money for groceries or clothing and their spouse will pay the bills.

Former Turana wards tell Royal Commission of horrifying abuse Former Turana wards tell Royal Commission of horrifying abuse

Published on 18 August 2015: Three ex-residents of the former Victorian government-run youth institution Turana have told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of the physical, psychological and sexual abuse they experienced while in state care.

Royal Commission kicks off hearing into response of State to Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission kicks off hearing into response of State to Child Sexual Abuse

Published on 17 August 2015: Today saw day one of the 30th case study of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The case study or public hearing will inquire into three State-run youth training and reception centres.

Royal Commission releases issues paper on the risk of child sexual abuse in schools - calls for submissions Royal Commission releases issues paper on the risk of child sexual abuse in schools - calls for submissions

Published on 12 August 2015: Following the release of an Issues Paper addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in primary and secondary schools, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is seeking related submissions.

New video series answers common questions about family law New video series answers common questions about family law

Published on 11 August 2015: A new series of videos published today by Ryan Carlisle Thomas Lawyers tackles the questions that many people seeking family law advice commonly ask.

Victorian Government calls for compensation ideas for institutional child abuse survivors Victorian Government calls for compensation ideas for institutional child abuse survivors

Published on 05 August 2015: The Victorian Government has this morning released its highly anticipated public consultation paper on compensation and redress for survivors of institutional child abuse.

Former Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns gives evidence in court Former Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns gives evidence in court

Published on 29 July 2015: The former Catholic Bishop of Ballarat Ronald Mulkearns has appeared as a witness in a Geelong court to give evidence in a child sex case which dates back to the 1970s.

Redress can’t wait: A bipartisan approach is necessary Redress can’t wait: A bipartisan approach is necessary

Published on 27 July 2015: As the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse gears up to make recommendations about redress and civil litigation, predicted to be announced in August 2015, Labor has confirmed that they will act on those recommendations.

Employer grilled on employee entitlements Employer grilled on employee entitlements

Published on 24 July 2015: While employment contracts are meant to be the result of negotiation between two equal parties, in practice employees are often simply handed contracts, which they're expected to sign with no questions asked.

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