Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: What are the REAL settlement numbers?

While there are documented compensation payouts regularly advised in the press, in many cases the real story of compensation lies safely under the cloak of confidentiality. It has been our firms experience that a number of institutions responsible for the organisations where sexual abuse has occurred, have made  what we would consider most inappropriate proposals …

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NEW PROPOSALS WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO CLAIM FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

Legislation reform tabled for Child Sexual Assault Survivors The Australian Capital Territory (“ACT”) is leading the way with reforms to make bringing a claim against abusers for child sexual assault easier. The ACT along with New South Wales and Victoria have followed The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommendations and removed …

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Western Australia – Limitation period to go for child abuse victims

Laws to remove limitation periods for victims of child sexual abuse to take civil action against perpetrators and institutions will be enacted by a re-elected Liberal National Government, Premier Colin Barnett said today. Mr Barnett said the Government would also remove limitation periods for serious physical abuse, recognising that this was also traumatic and could …

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ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE HANDS DOWN DAMNING INTERIM REPORT

The Royal Commission has handed down an interim report into their investigation into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Catholic orders such as the Christian Brothers, the Marist Brothers and St John of God have been noted with a high proportion of alleged abusers after the Commission heard over 4500 claims of child sexual abuse …

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: EDMOND RICE COLLEGE, WOLLONGONG JOINS A LONG LIST OF OTHERS – if you have witnessed abuses, please help

As written in the Sydney Morning Herald today, Edmond Rice College, Wollongong appears to be the latest in a long line of schools where young students have been the victims of a system where known child molesters are allowed to be employed from school to school despite being known sexual predators. Unfortunately this is a …

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INSTITUTIONAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE – DO YOU NEED HELP? CAN YOU HELP OTHERS?

Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, are currently investigating and preparing claims in relation to the following schools and institutions across Australia and New Zealand: All Saints Anglican Church Hunters Hill Assemblies of God New Zealand De La Salle Revesby De La Salle Bankstown Carlisle Swimming School HMAS Nirimba Hunters Hill Scouts Knox Grammar School Launceston Grammar …

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Wake up people sexual harassment in the workplace exists!

Have you ever been made to feel uncomfortable in your workplace by another staff member? Or have you experienced unwanted advances or unwelcome conduct from another staff member? If so you may have been sexually harassed at work. A National Phone Survey conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission in October of 2008 showed that …

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A step by step guide in what to do if you have been involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident /what should you do if you are injured.

Travelling by car in Australia to see friends and family over any holiday period can be a happy occasion, but generally speaking, with this increase in travel, so too are the incidences of Motor Vehicle Accidents. It can be difficult to know what to do if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a …

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