Institutional child sexual abuse survivors can now apply for compensation under The National Redress Scheme. The scheme will hold institutions accountable, and help survivors access the support services they need.
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Adair Donaldson, Lawyer and Director of Donaldson Law, is regularly called on by the media to comment on the legal issues pertaining to youth culture and abuse and harassment within institutions.
Below are some links to our latest news, including articles featuring or written by Adair, discussing the difficult issues many face today.
Applying for redress under the new national redress scheme, or making a common law claim? Find out now by listening to Adair Donaldson talking to ABC Southern Queensland Radio earlier this week.
The Department of Defence has announced a revised Defence Reparation Scheme for survivors of Defence abuse.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse is in the process of drawing to a close, with its final report due at the end of 2017. Accordingly, they are making arrangements about finalising matters between now and then.
At Donaldson Law we think the Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA) is a wonderful organisation. To find out why, read Adair's latest article.
Read Adair's thoughts on how the ADF is responding to historical abuse claims in light of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse releasing their report into the Australian Defence Force, Case Study 40.
Donaldson Law is very proud to present Busby Marou in concert on November 23rd in Sydney, in support of the Full Stop Foundation a wonderful organisation that assists women and families at their most vulnerable. Tickets on sale now! Follow link to tickets.
Adair Donaldson talks to Fran Kelly about the findings of the Royal Commission's investigation into child sexual abuse within the ADF.
"Why did I teach her to be so polite?" Senior Counsel at Donaldson Law, Lisa Kinder, reflects on the importance of teaching our daughters to stand up for themselves.
Please take 5 minutes to take a look at Adair's latest opinion piece published on ABC online regarding the report on Australian universities realeased by the Human Rights Commission, and why its results matter to us all.
Read Adair's latest opinion piece on Mammamia.
Listen to Adair Donaldson talk to ABC Southern Queensland about the movie Don't Tell, the school involved, and how things have progressed for surivors since Lyndal's case.
Read last week’s Townsville Bulletin story about the proposed redress scheme and what surviors can do now.
Listen to Adair Donaldson talking about the proposed Royal Commission redress scheme, in relation to the Australian Defence Force, on ABC Radio program PM last Friday.
"The only way we as a society can ever bring about meaningful change is by understanding the failures of the past, acknowledging the wrongs that occurred, and tackling the issues head on."
Read what Adair Donaldson, founder and director of Donaldson Law, has to say about the challenges and opportunites facing Australian universities as they deal with sexual assault.
As the Royal Commission continues to highlight the extent of child abuse that has occurred in institutions, the survivors of this abuse are turning to the law to assist them in their search for justice, reparation and hopefully some closure.
Donaldson Law is very proud to be a sponsor for this event. Adair Donaldson will be moderating a panel discussion following the screening. We hope to see you there.
Listen to Adair Donaldson, Director of Donaldson Law speaking with Michael Brissenden this morning on AM.
Last week the Federal Government announced a legal directive regarding time limitations for child abuse in government organisations. Read the article for a full explanation.
Gang rape, sexual harassment and bullying of Australian Defence Force members are cited in more than 100 compensation claims, but a lawyer representing claimants has praised the ADF's response.
I have watched with dismay as the woes of the Wallabies have been blamed on the former Wallabies staff member Di Patston. Now that her scalp has been claimed, attention is being focused on the integrity of coach Ewen McKenzie, with the captain of the Wallabies insisting upon raw honesty.
With the spate of recent public assaults through Sydney, we are seeing an ever increasing tendency for people to blame alcohol. As a society, perhaps we have all been guilty at some point of compounding this issue.
An article featured on ABC about the acclaimed preventative law resources, ‘Putting Youth in the Picture’, created by Adair Donaldson where Adair discusses the package and what drove him to spend so much of his time and money making it happen.
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