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Compensation for abuse victims in ADF Compensation for abuse victims in ADF

Published on 27 November 2012: ADF Taskforce will have power to order the Department of Defence to pay up to $50,000 to victims of abuse.

Helplines swamped by calls from abuse victims Helplines swamped by calls from abuse victims

Published on 27 November 2012: Since the announcement of the Royal Commission, victims of institutional abuse are coming forward in such large numbers that some are being turned away by support groups.

Calls to make Church legally accountable Calls to make Church legally accountable

Published on 27 November 2012: There are renewed attempts to change laws which make the Catholic Church legally responsible for sexual abuse and subject to damages claims.

Poll shows support for Royal Commission Poll shows support for Royal Commission

Published on 21 November 2012: According to the latest Fairfax/Neilsen poll, 95% of Australians support the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.

So, you've decided to pursue a Common Law claim: A primer for the injured worker. So, you've decided to pursue a Common Law claim: A primer for the injured worker.

Published on 20 November 2012: Pursuing a Common Law claim. A primer for the injured worker.

Letter to the Prime Minister Letter to the Prime Minister

Published on 17 November 2012: Recommendations on the Royal Commission on Child Sex Abuse and its terms of reference.

Child Sexual Abuse Database of Evidence Corroborates Claims Child Sexual Abuse Database of Evidence Corroborates Claims

Published on 17 November 2012: Victoria's largest database of evidence of child sexual abuse can corroborate victims' claims.

A victory for common sense on defining serious injury for now A victory for common sense on defining serious injury for now

Published on 13 November 2012: What's in a definition? When serious injury is involved and large compensation payments are at stake, quite a lot.

Minister Smith resorts to delaying tactics on DLA Piper report Minister Smith resorts to delaying tactics on DLA Piper report

Published on 13 November 2012: When last June, the Federal Government released the DLA Piper report into abuse allegations in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Defence Minister Stephen Smith said the Government would announce its response in the near future.

Not all lump sum payments are the same. Are you missing out on a Common Law claim? Not all lump sum payments are the same. Are you missing out on a Common Law claim?

Published on 10 November 2012: Not all lump sum payments are the same. Are you missing out on a Common Law claim?

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