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Melbourne Response attaches paedophile 'stigma', investigator says

Jane Lee The Melbourne Response attaches the "stigma" of being a paedophile to priests, brothers and nuns it determines guilty of clerical abuse, the Catholic Church's independent investigator says.

Church's lawyers forced to apologise

Cameron Houston and Jane Lee The Catholic Church's lawyer has been forced to apologise before the Royal Commission over insensitive and incorrect statements made in correspondence between himself and senior figures in the...

Catholic Church's Melbourne Response commissioner expected complaints process to take six months

Convicted paedophile priests are receiving financial support from Melbourne's Catholic archdiocese.

Jane Lee and Cameron Houston The man who determined whether the Catholic Church should compensate Melbourne clergy abuse victims for almost 20 years thought it would only take six months to handle all their complaints.

Victims want review into Catholic Church's Melbourne Response compensation claims

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Jane Lee and Cameron Houston Victims have called for all 351 compensation claims to the Catholic Church's Melbourne Response to be reviewed and have accused the process as lacking compassion and transparency on the opening day...

Child abuse inquiry recommendations stalled

Jane Lee There is a cloud over when all of a state inquiry's recommendations for preventing child abuse will be legislated, three months before the Victorian election.

Legal challenges to the East West Link - potent threat or a political posture?

Artists interpretation of the proposed east west link.

Clay Lucas, Adam Carey, Jane Lee Legal difficulties and questions over the East West Link cost-benefits, risks and transparency continue to mount.

Local grain farmer responds to Russian embargo

Third-generation Victorian grain farmer David Jochinke empathises with Ukrainian farmers.

Jane Lee A Victorian farm is ordinarily one of the last places you would go to find out about Russia's war with Ukraine.

Tenants' privacy concerns prompt review into photographing sale properties

PROPERTY  061007  AFR NEWS  SYDNEY   SCENES FROM PROPERTY INSPECTIONS AND AUCTIONS IN SYDNEYS INNER CITY AND EASTERN SUBURBS.  PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES ALCOCK.

Jane Lee Should landlords be able to post photos of your furniture on the internet without your permission?

Window narrows for appeals against coroners' findings

Parents disappointed with inquests on their loved ones: Maria Totaro  (front), Bobby Cobani and Caroline Storm (centre), and (at rear)  Garry Freemantle and Rhonda and Ian McNees.

Jane Lee Victorians could struggle to enforce broader rights of appeal against coroners' decisions because they will have less time to do so, lawyers say.

Ambulance Union rejects Victorian government's latest pay offer

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Jane Lee The ambulance union has rejected the Napthine government's latest pay offer in a two-year pay dispute.

DHS secretary criticised by Children's Court

Jane Lee Victoria's legal guardian for children in state care has been held partly responsible by the Children’s Court for the sexual abuse of two children in residential care.

Two killed in smash at Melbourne Airport

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Jane Lee Two men have been killed a three-car accident in Melbourne's north.

Apartment Design Standards draft released

Planning Minister Matthew Guy.

Jane Lee Very small apartments could not be built in Victoria, all building sites would feature large trees and almost all apartments would have to receive direct sunlight under a plan for new design...

Police seize 360 kilograms of cannabis after raid in Croydon

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Jane Lee Police have seized about 360 kilograms worth of cannabis plants and seedlings in raids in the state's east.

Tributes paid on anniversary of St Kilda murder

Tracy Connelly pictured with her partner Tony. Photo: supplied.

Jane Lee One year after Tracy Connelly was murdered, many have returned to the place where she died to commemorate her.

Self-employed dads avoid paying higher child support

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Jane Lee Fathers who run their own businesses are declaring lower incomes to the Australian Tax Office to avoid paying higher rates of child support, Victoria Legal Aid says.

Panel to assess Kilmore East bushfire claims

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Jane Lee Kilmore East bushfire survivors' claims for compensation will be assessed by a panel of lawyers but it is not certain that every group member will receive a share of the record $500 million...

Kilmore East fire trunk

Jane Lee, Richard Willingham, Timna Jacks Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire could receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year, ending the largest...

Key questions about bushfire class action

The site of the start of the fire.

Jane Lee What was the case all about?

Black Saturday victims win $500m settlement

Black Saturday, the remains of a home.

Jane Lee, Richard Willingham, Timna Jacks Survivors of Black Saturday's worst fire could receive a share of a record $500 million settlement with electricity provider SP AusNet and the state government in about a year, ending the largest...