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.
The Australian Federal Court is planning tough new laws to force judges to jail pedophiles. This is the biggest reform of sex crime laws in Australia in 25 years.
The new measures are designed to be tougher on child sex offenders travelling overseas for the purpose of abusing children or using the internet to find victims.
Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences that one can go through in life. It disrupts regular routines within a family and throws the parties into uncharted territory marred by uncertainty.
The Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 states that employees working from home are covered when injuries occur. It’s important, however, before beginning to work from home, to ensure that your employer has been clear about the policies surrounding your home office and how you and your employer will ensure the health and safety of the environment.
If you are a step-parent and are caring for your spouse’s child, you may be considering giving the relationship a legal status. Having a legal status over a child ensures you are legally responsible for their well-being and care.