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Royal Commission's Terms of Reference - What do they really mean? Royal Commission's Terms of Reference - What do they really mean?

Published on 17 January 2013: The terms of reference for the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse gets a lot of things right but some areas still require clarification.

Workplace Bullying: A New Right to Sue? Workplace Bullying: A New Right to Sue?

Published on 16 January 2013: Of all the recommendations in the House of Reps Standing Committee on Education & Employment's Report on Workplace Bullying, the prospect of a new right to sue for bullying is, in our view, the most important.

Tasmanian Redress Scheme to close on 15 Feb 2013 Tasmanian Redress Scheme to close on 15 Feb 2013

Published on 12 January 2013: Michelle O'Byrne, Minister for Children, has urged any remaining individuals who suffered abuse whilst in the care of the State of Tasmania to come forward.

PM Announces Terms of Reference for Royal Commission PM Announces Terms of Reference for Royal Commission

Published on 12 January 2013: Prime Minister Julia Gillard today announced the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Catholic Church in Germany accused of obstructing investigators Catholic Church in Germany accused of obstructing investigators

Published on 12 January 2013: Catholic Church in Germany accused of obstructing investigators.

Fair Work Act - Change is on the way Fair Work Act - Change is on the way

Published on 07 December 2012: Amendments to the Fair Work Act taking effect on 1st January 2013 - a summary of the changes.

WA Government announces limited redress scheme WA Government announces limited redress scheme

Published on 04 December 2012: The Western Australian Government has announced a limited Redress Scheme for people who were abused as children in Western Australian hostels

Tips on how to succeed in your compensation claim Tips on how to succeed in your compensation claim

Published on 29 November 2012: Tips on how to succeed in your injury compensation claim.

Push to abolish limitation period in child sex abuse cases Push to abolish limitation period in child sex abuse cases

Published on 29 November 2012: In welcome news this week, Denis Hart, who is President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, added his voice to the call for limitation periods to be abolished in cases of child sex abuse.

Catholic Church taken to ICC Catholic Church taken to ICC

Published on 28 November 2012: SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) has lodged a complaint against the Catholic Church in the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

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