New freedom bittersweet: David Eastman

 

"A former Treasury official has spoken for the first time of the "bittersweet" feeling of freedom after 19 years behind bars.

David Eastman is seeking damages in the ACT Supreme Court for the time he spent in jail for murder.

The 74-year-old was found not guilty during a retrial last year of murdering federal police assistant commissioner Colin Winchester in 1989."

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

We need to humanise the way PTSD is treated in Australia

 

"PTSD is very poorly diagnosed or verified in Australia and is being unsympathetically treated by employers, unions, and health, insurance and regulatory bureaucracies.

 

Their initial responses are sluggish, if not constituting benign neglect, before the "system" does as much as it can to delay the process of funding and delivering essential treatment."

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Canberra man with disability trapped and abused in wheelchair cab by driver
 

"He got very aggressive and threatening, so I backed right down," Mr Higgins said.
 

"I realised I was tied down and had nowhere to go, and if this guy started getting physical, I was in a lot of trouble."
 

Eventually Mr Higgins said the driver settled down long enough to drive him to his destination, the Canberra Hospital, but the abuse flared up again during the drop off.

Abuse ‘devastated’ Ouyen


Canberra-based law firm Ken Cush and Associates principal solicitor Mark Barrow yesterday said that while some of Father Bryan Coffey’s victims were now strong enough to come forward, their pain and suffering was still evident today.      

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Date set down in Eastman compensation case for wrongful imprisonment

 

After 19 years in jail fighting for his release, David Eastman will have to wait a few more months for his day in court to seek compensation from the ACT government for wrongful imprisonment.

Kiwi victims of Catholic paedophile priest still sought

Lawyers acting for a victim of one of Australia's worst paedophile Catholic priests believe there are likely to be more young girls affected by his actions living in New Zealand.

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

No minor matter: Indonesian children jailed in Australia seek justice

Back in Indonesia, Jasmin says he is grateful his conviction was overturned but he will continue to fight. He had been advised a complaint to the Human Rights Commission was the best way to proceed.

Lawsuit after boy mauled by dogs at ACT Housing property

It is alleged the territory failed to ensure the property was safe, did not enforce the terms of the tenancy agreement, failed to make sure the property was suitable to keep dogs, and failed to remove the dogs.Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Investigation turns to regional Western Australia to reveal full extent of child abuse

The horrific crimes of paedophile priest, Denis McAlinden, are being investigated in regional Western Australia by lawyers committed to revealing the full extent of his abuse of young children.

Indonesians jailed for people-smuggling offences seek compensation 


More than 50 Indonesian minors who crewed asylum-seeker boats want compensation from the Australian government for being jailed as adults.

The 55 Indonesians have joined a complaint to the Australian Human Rights Commission about their treatment while in prison,, and have flagged potential federal court action against the federal government.

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims
 

A CANBERRA-based legal firm is calling for Bathurst victims who alleged child abuse at the hands of Vincentian priests to come forward with the view of bringing a new case for damages.


'Children jailed as adults' seek justice from Australia

More than 120 Indonesians who say Australia wrongly jailed them as adults - when in fact they were children - have launched a bid for compensation.

The BBC's Indonesia editor Rebecca Henschke visited remote Rote Island to hear how they became caught up in human trafficking.

Canberra law firm seeking increased damages for abuse victims

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