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Category: Media Updates

Apology for victims of forced adoptions, Catholic Church regrets and more…

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Equal pay agreement reached

The finalisation of a funding partnership between state and federal governments on community sector wage increases has been welcomed by Victoria’s child and family services peak body.

Media Update - July

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Domestic Violence

The Age – A toxic legacy (7/7/2013)

Media Update - May

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This month a range of issues impacting children and families have been reported across a range of media.

The Royal Commission continues to dominate coverage, but May's state and federal budgets also drew attention to investment in vulnerable children and families.

Media Update - April

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Media coverage over recent weeks has continued to focus on the Royal Commission, with the State Budget also featuring in recent days.

Some examples of key coverage can be found below:


State Budget

31/1/2013 Media Update

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This month has seen media focus remain on the upcoming Royal Commission following release of the Terms of Reference and announcement of the commissioners.

20/12 Media Update

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Coverage of our sector continues to be dominated by reports of evidence presented at the Victorian inquiry into abuse, and the formation of terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse.

29/11 Media Update

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29/10 Media Update

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Last week’s state apology to victims of forced adoptions and announcement of a new Children’s Commission were major stories, delivering significant coverage across print, radio and television news.

27/9 Media Update

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In April this year, the Victorian Government announced a parliamentary inquiry into the handling of alleged criminal abuse of children by religious and other organisations.

The scale of the abuse – which was most prevalent through the 1960s, 70s and 80s – is now becoming apparent, and has received significant media coverage over the past weeks.

ABC – Calls for independent review of church sex abuse (22/9/2012)

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