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What you need to know about the new Defence Abuse Reparation scheme

The much-anticipated Defence ABuse Reparations scheme has just been announced. So what does it mean for current and former Defence personnel? TGB senior associate Brianna Tapscott explains. The Federal Government’s announcement of details of the new Defence abuse reparation scheme is significant for abuse survivors. It means...

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Righting the wrongs: What the new Defence abuse reparation scheme means for survivors

Defence abuse survivors have renewed hope following the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s announcement of a new reparations scheme. For survivors this new, less restrictive scheme represents a second chance at reparations and recognition for abuse suffered while serving their country, and follows the 2016 closure of the Defence Abuse...

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I'm an injured worker receiving payments and want to go on holiday. What do I need to do?

If you’re an injured worker and want to take a holiday, you need to follow these steps first, writes TGB Senior Associate Olla Kutieleh Christmas and school holidays are here, and with it the opportunity to take a break interstate or overseas. However, if you are an injured worker and are currently in receipt of weekly...

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Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt.2

Are you an injured Defence veteran?The new Reparations scheme is due to launch in early 2018. Register your details here and we’ll keep you updated. There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women...

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The clock is ticking: How long do I have to make an injury claim in Queensland?

Recovering from any physical or psychological injury is hard. Many of our clients find some solace in taking action with their compensation claim as soon as possible. In this blog, we list some of the most common personal injury claims and the time frames within which you need to start them. Motor Accident If you’ve been...

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Podcast: Understanding Australia's Complex Military Compensation System Pt. 1

There are currently more than 300,000 injury claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs right now. This means thousands of current and former Defence men and women are still awaiting recognition for injuries sustained while serving their country. But Australia’s military compensation system is complex and full...

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