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Published on 19 July 2011: Barb, a nurse, sustained an injury while lifting a heavy patient - accidentally twisting her knee while trying to protect her back. In this interview she discusses her experiences while trying to claim workers compensation for the injury.
Published on 25 June 2011: The Supreme Court has ruled police failed to make a valid request to a driver to accompany them to the station because they had not explained that he was only required to remain at the station for a maximum of 3 hours, or until a breath sample was taken.
Published on 15 June 2011: The German Government has established a committee which is looking at creating a fund to compensate German children abused in care.
Published on 11 June 2011: In further media coverage of Christian Brother Robert Best, it is reported that he has pleaded guilty to numerous further offences against children who he had sexually abused while teaching at St Alipius primary school in Ballarat.
Published on 26 May 2011: Personal injury victims can be caught unawares by seemingly innocent uses of social media, some of which might seriously prejudice their claim for justice and compensation in the courts.
Published on 13 May 2011: Following apologies to the 'Stolen' and 'Forgotten' generations, it is about time the government set up a compensation fund.
Published on 04 May 2011: One of the welcome, if often overlooked, changes made to compensation law last year now requires WorkCover to continue paying superannuation to injured workers.
Published on 31 December 2010: Getting in to the legal profession hasn't been easy in recent years. A common complaint is that it's difficult to obtain a legal traineeship.
Published on 30 December 2010: No level of sexual harassment is tolerable. It's not everyday that a company like David Jones is so publicly exposed by a sexual harassment case.
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