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Many workers who suffer injury in the course of their employment are able to do alternative duties. However some employers can be reluctant to offer injured workers alternative duties even though under Part III the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA) an employer has speciļ¬c statutory powers and functions with respect to return to work arrangements.

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Sexual and Institutional abuse

Australia is yet to see a court victory for victims of sexual abuse where a religious institution has been held liable for a group of victims who allege sexual abuse from serial clerical abusers. However last month in Canada a Montreal court ruled that the Redemptionist Order was liable to pay at least $75,000 in damages to each victim who attended a seminary run by the Order between 1960 and 1987 (http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/quebec-court-orders-religious-group-to-compensate-victims-of-sexual-abuse-1.1908884). Approximately 70 victims have come forward.

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