When do you draw the line on your personal ethical stand for the protection of children.
On the 23 February of this year, in the Sydney Morning Herald reporter Michael Koziol wrote about the concerning issue regarding Stephen Russell, past Headmaster of St Kevin’s College in Melbourne. Mr Russell had provided a character reference for Peter Kehoe, a coach at St Kevin’s, who was convicted...
Koffels2020-02-20T16:28:02+11:00Claims for Abuse in Australian Defence Force
The Royal Commission in the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (‘Royal Commission’) address a number of institutions in society where sadly incidences of sexual and serious physical abuse have been prevalent for many years.
The Royal Commission heard evidence in relation to a limited number of reported incidents of sexual and physical abuse in a small sample of...
YOUR COMPANY MAY NEED TO PROVIDE A MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT AS A MATTER OF LEGISLATED COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS. ARE YOU COMPLIANT?
Who is required to report?
The Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (“Act”) requires that an entity that has an annual consolidated revenue of at least AUD 100 million, and is either an Australian entity or a foreign entity carrying on business in Australia, (pursuant to section...
When is the Family Home no longer exempt from Capital Gains Tax? Australian Expats Beware.
If you are an Australian Expat living overseas, and own a property in Australia deemed to be your Primary Residence, after 30 June 2020 this property will no longer be exempt from Capital Gains Tax.
This tax will be retrospective to cover any capital gain on the property accumulated over the...
The average time to report abuse is 20 years, so how much time do you actually have to lodge a claim?
For over 300 years there has been a time limit imposed on anyone who wanted to take action in a court to enforce their legal rights. There are sound reasons to have time limits. People need to have certainty in how they conduct their...
Koffels2020-02-03T16:08:53+11:00Is the National Redress Scheme Working for Victims of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse?
At this point in time the answer is quite possibly no.
It was reported by Miki Perkins, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, that at least 10 applicants for the Redress Scheme sadly passed away before they were paid as they were not processed in time. The backlog appears to remain, and many...