George Draca, principal at Norwest Lawyers, believes he can successfully sue the NRL on behalf of former players who suffered brain injuries from concussions, and has secured private funding to back legal action against the code, comparing potential litigation to the damaging lawsuit filed in the United States by thousands of ex-NFL players.
A security guard subjected to bullying and racist jibes while working at media group News Limited has been awarded more than $3.5 million in damages.
Malcolm Turnbull will make a national apology before the end of 2018 to victims of institutional abuse in the wake of the royal commission into child sexual abuse.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents
We regulate insurers, monitor insurer performance, support injury prevention and road safety initiatives and provide an independent dispute resolution service.
Work Cover is the state government agency that administers work health and safety and workers’ compensation laws.
The Workers Compensation Commission resolves workers compensation disputes between injured workers and employers.
Institutionalised Child Sex Abuse
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
It is the job of the Royal Commission to uncover where systems have failed to protect children so it can make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices.
The Royal Commission is about creating a safer future for children. It can look at any private, public or non-government organisation that is, or was in the past, involved with children. This includes where an organisation caring for a child is responsible for the abuse or for not responding appropriately, regardless of where or when the abuse took place.
We provide support services, including free counselling and financial assistance to victims of crime. Victims have rights which are set out in the Charter of Victims Rights, which includes the right to be treated with courtesy, compassion and respect. In this section, find out about support services for children, victims of sexual assault and other crimes, and families and friends of missing persons. You can also find out more about victim’s rights and how to get support throughout the justice system.
Formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse– ASCA). National professional phone counselling, information and support for adult survivors of child abuse with referral database of experienced professionals and agencies. Provides workshops for survivors, family members, partners and friends. Professional development for health professionals is also available.
Specialist case management, counselling and telephone counselling for child and adult survivors, non-offending family members and friends. Services include counselling, support engaging with the Royal Commission, preparation of written statements, attending private sessions and public hearings.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.
We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.
We offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.
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