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Catholic Church Child Abuse Apology: Empty Rhetoric? Catholic Church Child Abuse Apology: Empty Rhetoric?

Published on 22 August 2012: Why should we regard the Catholic Church's most recent apology as being anything other than empty rhetoric?

"Trotter Case" highlights need for specialist Vic Pol abuse unit

Published on 16 August 2012: The Trotter debacle shows that there are very large holes in the current capacity of Victoria Police to deal with historical sex crimes.

Confidentiality concerns weight on victims Confidentiality concerns weight on victims

Published on 16 August 2012: Victims of abuse who wish to make submission to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Criminal Abuse of Children are worried that their submissions may be made public.

COIN presses Victorian Inquiry for diocesan documents COIN presses Victorian Inquiry for diocesan documents

Published on 07 August 2012: Concerns raised about the extent to which the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the handling of sexual abuse allegations by Churches and non Government organisations has the ability to force institutions to come clean on handling of abuse allegations.

A new legal service for Cobden A new legal service for Cobden

Published on 31 July 2012: Creon Coolahan writes of the firm's new office in Cobden.

Bullying in the workplace Part 2 Bullying in the workplace Part 2

Published on 17 July 2012: Tougher bullying laws mean that there are more legal options available - but how effective are they?

Sexual abuse in the Australian Defence forces Sexual abuse in the Australian Defence forces

Published on 12 July 2012: The DLA Piper Review of allegations of sexual and other abuse in Defence (the Review) confirms what many of us who have worked in the areas of military compensation and sexual abuse have long known.

Bullying in the workplace Part 1 Bullying in the workplace Part 1

Published on 11 July 2012: Bullying at work has had a lot of media coverage following the deaths of workers who committed suicide after being mercilessly bullied at work.

Contested Wills - What to bear in mind Pt 2 Contested Wills - What to bear in mind Pt 2

Published on 10 July 2012: The most important limiting factor in challenging or making a claim on a Will is the time limit. Once Probate has been granted, you have six months in which to decide whether or not to challenge a Will.

Contested Wills - what to bear in mind Pt 1 Contested Wills - what to bear in mind Pt 1

Published on 06 July 2012: Part 1 in the series: Contested Wills - Do I have a case

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