Child sexual abuse often has devastating and lifelong consequences for survivors. The National Redress Scheme is a system that has been set up for supporting adult survivors of child sexual abuse in an institution (such as a church or school).
Child sexual abuse often results in a range of thought processes and emotions in adult survivors, which can be important to identify either in yourself or in others, when abuse has occurred.
Sometimes, following the death of a loved one, you may be upset about the amount that was left for you in the Will. Or, you may not have been left anything at all, and consider this unfair. In these situations, you may be able to ‘contest’ the Will, otherwise known as making a ‘family provision’ claim.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a substantial effect on family life, including arrangements for the care of children. In this post, we summarise best practice for separated parents in dealing with parenting and childcare arrangements, including parenting orders.
Child sexual abuse, and its consequences, deeply affects survivors throughout their lives. However, every survivor can be affected differently, and it can be difficult to know what you can do to support them. Here we set out some key steps you can take to support survivors and where you can go for further information or advice.
The National Redress Scheme (‘NRS’) is the Commonwealth Government’s response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Through the NRS, the Government aims to:
After the death of a loved one, you may feel that their Will has not provided adequately for you or other family members. Here we set out what you need to know to contest or challenge a Will in New South Wales.
This document is a general guide to divorce law in Australia. In this Guide, we set out:
While making plans to travel overseas with your children, you should know that doing so without appropriate consent or authorisation could lead to legal issues. Parents who have parenting orders or have filed to get orders from the court should know that taking a child who is the subject of an order out of the country without express permission or proper legal authorisation could become a criminal offence and could lead to imprisonment.
Richard Reid, a former doctor, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 64-year-old patient at his Edgecliff practice between 2010 and 2014.
The woman originally went to Kings Cross police station in November 2018 to lodge a formal complaint against Dr. Reid. She alleged Dr. Reid sexually assaulted her during treatment.