Education department facing lawsuits over historic child sexual abuse

Education department facing lawsuits over historic child sexual abuse The state’s department of education is facing a number of lawsuits after it knowingly moved a paedophile teacher to new schools following a complaint of sexual abuse at a Warrnambool school. Arthur Henry Eaton was convicted in 1996 of 25 counts of indecently assaulting nine boys […]

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Mushroom lunch case sends social media sleuths into overdrive

Mushroom lunch case sends social media sleuths into overdrive Wild speculation into Erin Patterson’s fatal mushroom lunch has run so rife around the world that a fair trial would be “almost impossible” if charges were laid, legal experts fear. The triple-fatal mushroom lunch at Leongatha has captured the imaginations of thousands of social media crime […]

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Bullying ‘rife’ among police

Bullying ‘rife’ among police More police and emergency service workers said they were bullied at work in the past year than any other public sector employees. Almost a fifth of more than 9000 police and emergency services workers who responded to the People Matters Survey – released last month by the Victorian Public Sector Commission […]

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WorkSafe crackdown on building site falls after spike in injury claims

WorkSafe crackdown on building site falls after spike in injury claims Construction companies are facing increased scrutiny from the state’s workplace watchdog and brickies launching legal action over devastating falls amid a spike in injury claims. Bricklayer Nicholas Hopkins is preparing to launch legal action against his former employer after he landed on his head […]

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Crown waiter claims high-roller smoke caused his lung cancer

Crown waiter claims high-roller smoke caused his lung cancer A Crown casino waiter diagnosed with terminal lung cancer has launched legal action against the gambling giant after he was regularly exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke in one of the venue’s high-roller rooms. Dien Nguyen alleges in a Supreme Court writ that his job in the […]

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